Michelle Foxman


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Michelle Foxman is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in trademark law.

Michelle has advised clients in the areas of trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, parody, Internet-related matters, and domain name disputes as well as in opposition and cancellation proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Michelle’s advice in these areas is informed by her prior experience as a deal attorney, negotiating and drafting all types of intellectual property agreements (including consent agreements, co-existence agreements, and licensing agreements) and searching, clearing, and managing U.S. trademark portfolios for major companies in the fields of cosmetics, luxury goods, apparel, music/entertainment, wines and spirits, pharmaceuticals, and hotel and resort services.

Michelle’s public interest practice has included representing students with learning disabilities in the New York City public school system to secure them appropriate services through the Board of Education.

Michelle earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics.

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
    Magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Journal of International Law & Politics
  • Columbia College (B.A., Comparative Religion, 1991)
    Cum laude

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
Counsel, 2007-2010
Associate, 1997-2006

Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Associate, 1996-1997

  • State Bar of New York
  • United States District Court: Southern District of New York