Nancy E. Wolff provides a unique legal service for multimedia companies of all sizes. Experienced in copyright, trademark and digital media law, Nancy offers full legal support to a wide range of traditional and new media clients. Services include preparing all the necessary contracts and licensing agreements involved in the distribution or licensing of products and services in a multi-platform environment; offering branding, trademark and copyright protection strategy; reviewing content for potential legal issues; developing, negotiating and reviewing contracts or counseling clients on legal issues or business questions as they occur.
Operating almost as an in-house lawyer, Nancy advises her clients on the registration and protection of intellectual property in the area of copyright and trademark, advises when releases are necessary under various publicity laws, and how to promote the client's products and services without running afoul of the many advertising and privacy rules that are developing. She advises on creative ways to structure deals, make acquisitions or sell properties; as well as offering support to resolve any kind of legal dispute. While she explores the potential to resolve disputes amicably, with the aim to reach a fair settlement as efficiently as possible, if the enforcement or protection of her clients' rights requires legal intervention, she is a strong and dedicated advocate for her client.
SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS
She is a frequent speaker throughout the United States and Europe on issues relating to copyright, digital media, and licensing for many organizations including the American Bar Association, The Copyright Society, Practicing Law Institute (PLI), The Picture Archive Council of America, and the European Confederation of Image Libraries and Archives (CEPIC). She frequently speaks at design schools and photography classes on issues relating to copyright, trademark, and publicity as it relates to the licensing of digital media.
Additionally, she is often a guest speaker at Columbia Law School.
- Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP, 2005 - PRESENT
- Wolff & Godin LLP, 1998- 2005
- Cavallo,Wolf & Wolff, LLP (Formerly Cavallo & Wolff)
- Schulte, Roth & Zabel, LLP
New York, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania.
Admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, Central and Northern District of California, District of New Jersey, United States Courts of Appeal for the Second and Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Treasurer and member of the Copyright Society of the USA.
Chair of American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Section Committee on Copyright Legislation; Member of Committee on Copyright and Technology and Visual Arts and Dramatic Works Committee.
Member of ABA Intellectual Property Section Task Force on Piracy.
Member of ABA CLE Committee.
Member of Media Law Resource Center (MLRC).
Previous member of Section 108 Study Group, convened by the Library of Congress, and charged with updating the Copyright Act.
Member of American Association of Picture Professionals.