"I believed that I would be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of intellectually stimulating matters, and I was right."
- Meryl Rosen Bernstein, lateral Senior Associate, Northern Virginia
I advise clients on intellectual property matters with a particular focus on technology, internet, e-commerce, and branding issues. I have extensive experience in technology transactions and have advised internet, software, pharmaceutical, and financial companies with high-value deals where intellectual property is a critical component. I also have a focus in fashion law and work with e-commerce and fashion companies on intellectual property and commercial matters. Most recently, I developed a brand protection strategy for one e-commerce client and structured an international distribution deal for a leading maker of women's jeans.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I was able to attend this year's Intellectual Property Group Retreat in Alicante, Spain, where it became clear that although we are a large firm, we have a boutique "feel." Members of our group from around the world gathered for a weekend to learn from each other and reconnect. I greatly enjoyed getting to know my international colleagues and made lasting connections.
On any given day, I might advise an e-commerce client with respect to its online terms and conditions, provide counsel on a large-scale technology implementation, draft a cease and desist letter to a party infringing my client’s intellectual property, or advise on intellectual property issues implicated by a complex M&A transaction. No matter what the type of matter, I’m working directly with clients and engaged in intellectual discussion with my colleagues.
The culture at the firm is collaborative, collegial, and supportive. Partners take the time to mentor associates, and associates take the time to mentor each other. People genuinely like each other in our office and enjoy working and spending time together. I’ve also made strong connections with several female partners at the firm, who have each shared their experiences with me and mentored me — this has been invaluable.