Laura’s practice focuses on trademark and telecommunications litigation, white collar defense, and internal and government investigations, including investigations concerning alleged health care fraud and violations of state and federal False Claims Acts.
Laura regularly represents clients in intellectual property disputes in federal court and in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and has experience with domain dispute proceedings arising under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. Laura also represents scientists and other individuals and companies in white collar matters involving government contracting and procurement fraud, theft of trade secrets, export violations, economic espionage, and other espionage-related offenses.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Laura served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania. Laura also worked as a legal intern at the Office of General Counsel for the University of Notre Dame.
Publications, Presentations, & Recognitions
- Laura received the Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award for her pro bono work in 2017 and 2018.
Laura's publications include:
- “Don’t Wait! Federal Court Sends Case Back to TTAB,” Lexology, co-authored with Randy Brater and Ross Panko, May 11, 2018
- “Licensee cannot rely on its licensor’s trademark use to establish priority,” World Trademark Review, October 10, 2017
Life Beyond the Law
In her spare time, Laura enjoys running and Pilates, cooking, reading nonfiction, and traveling. She also enjoys cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia 76ers (and is trusting the process).
Bar & Court Admissions
- Pennsylvania Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
University of Notre DameJD,Dean’s Award, Highest Grade in Deposition Skills; cum laude,2015University of MarylandBA,2012