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Jennifer D. Silverman


Jennifer D. Silverman, a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group, heads its Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.  She utilizes her extensive knowledge of trademark, copyright, trade dress, rights of publicity, data privacy and cyber security laws to advise clients on a variety of matters.

Ms. Silverman regularly negotiates and drafts complex intellectual property agreements, including license, acquisition, joint development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), application programming interface (API), master services, support services and web development agreements.  She also works with clients to build their international trademark portfolios, analyzing the availability of trademarks and formulating protection strategies.  Ms. Silverman enforces and defends her clients’ trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the U.S. and around the world.  Her representative transactions include blocking a cybersquatter from diverting consumers from a client’s website, enforcing copyrights in fabric patterns in U.S. federal court against an international retailer, and removing counterfeit goods from discount retail stores.

In 2012, Ms. Silverman attained a CIPP/US designation from the International Association for Privacy Professionals, the preeminent credential in the field of privacy.  She assists clients with implementing best practices for complying with data privacy and cybersecurity laws, negotiates privacy-related provisions of contracts and advises on data privacy considerations in a variety of transactions.

Ms. Silverman is the Chair of the Privacy and Publicity Rights Committee of the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the American Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Data Privacy and Cyber Security Subcommittee of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of High Performance Counsel, a media company focusing on innovation in the legal industry which publishes #raisethevolume, Ms. Silverman’s regular column.

She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Previously, she served on INTA’s Legislation and Regulation Committee, US Subcommittee (2012-2014), the Trademark Office Practices Committee, US Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee (2010-2012) and the Pacific/Canada TMO Relations Subcommittee (2007-2009). She is past chair of a task force of UJA Federation New York.

Ms. Silverman is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey and to practice before the courts of the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York.  She is a graduate of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor and Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review.  She received a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University.  Ms. Silverman has an AV® Peer Review Rating in the legal directory Martindale Hubbell, indicating that she attained the highest peer recognition rating for ethical standards and legal ability.  Ms. Silverman writes articles and speaks on intellectual property topics.  In 2018, Ms. Silverman was interviewed for the #BakersDozen series by High Performance Counsel, a publication focused on innovation and change in the legal industry.  See #BakersDozen interview.  She was also featured in High Performance Counsel’s #TopOfMind issue in which thought leaders discuss what they see as the most pressing issues in the legal industry right now. Click here to read the article.