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Ami Bhatt

Associate Attorney at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus


Aug 2006May 2009


Boston University School of Law

Study Abroad, National University of Singapore, January 2009-May 2009

Honors: Boston University Journal of Banking and Financial Law, Development Articles Editor

Activities: South Asian Law Students Association – Vice President (2007-2008); Faculty Appointment Committee – Student Representative; Client Counseling Competition; Public Interest Project

Aug 1999Jan 2003

B.A., International Studies

Johns Hopkins University

Study Abroad, Universidad de Alcala, May 2002-July 2002

Honors: Dean’s List–2001, 2002, 2003; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

Activities: South Asian Society of Hopkins – President; Symposium on Foreign Affairs – Speaker Relations Chair; Barclay Tutorial program, Robert Poole mentoring program

Work experience

Apr 2012Present

Associate, Litigation and Intellectual Property

Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

New York, New York

Practice focuses on counseling a diverse range of clients in areas of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition in transactional and enforcement matters.

Successfully obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of multi-million dollar company in a trademark infringement matter, which resulted in entry of a consent judgment in favor of client.

Assist in the selection, clearance, and registration of trademarks, manage trademark portfolios and trademark renewals, monitor for confusingly similar trademark applications, and enforce client rights in online marketplaces.

Represent clients in proceedings in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Register creative works with the U.S. Copyright Office and enforce and protect clients' rights against copyright infringement, including through DMCA takedown notices.

Draft IP-related agreements, such as licenses, assignments, and coexistence agreements.

Practice also includes all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution, at the state and federal level and through arbitration, and in areas including general commercial, real estate and employment.

Jan 2010Jan 2012

Associate, Litigation

Winston & Strawn, LLP

New York, New York (Summer Associate, 2008)

Represented clients in a variety of legal matters such as patent, trade secrets, complex commercial, structured finance and securities litigations.

Successfully represented pharmaceutical company in two-week arbitration involving issues of ownership of certain compounds, resulting in favorable monetary and equitable award to client.

Drafted briefs and motions, including in opposition to limit the number of patent invalidity contentions. Argued motion seeking contempt before NY Supreme Court, and attended pre-trial conferences.

Conducted research and drafted memoranda on issues such as on material breach and false marking.

Prepared cross-examination and deposition outlines, as well as pretrial documents including subpoenas, affidavits, and correspondence to opposing counsel.

Reviewed document productions for privilege and relevance

Seconded to the American Friends Service Committee: Represented clients through entire asylum process. Conducted client and witness interviews, authored all submissions on behalf of clients, and regularly appeared before the Immigration Court.

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Judicial Intern for the Honorable Madeline Cox-Arleo

Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

Drafted memoranda and opinions on civil and criminal matters, including for a motion to seal documents in a commercial matter and to amend a complaint in an intellectual property dispute.

Jan 2006Aug 2006

Resource Manager, Financial Services Division


New York, New York

Managed the internal staffing and placement of approximately 175 employees on client projects.

Synthesized reports into briefs for Managing Directors, highlighting relevant metrics such as number of staffed employees and number of new hires.

Analyzed trends in staffing to maximize efficiency in recruiting and training resources.

Aug 2005Jan 2006

Operations Analyst, Financial Services Division

New York, New York

Served clients through variety of tasks including creation of tools to house key metrics in recruiting, training, and workforce demographics, allowing executives to quickly understand relevant data.

Honors: Named a BearingPoint“ Legend”

Activities: Coordinated Habitat for Humanity trip to New Orleans for “Legendary” employees; StreetFleet volunteer

Oct 2004Jul 2005

Research Manager, Corporate Leadership Council

Corporate Executive Board

Washington, D.C.

Promoted to project manager, responsible for assisting over 1000 corporate clients with HR management and strategy issues, such as complying with Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines and managing a global workforce.

Translated client questions into research projects, defining agendas and timelines while managing client expectations and researcher work flow.

Managed four research associates, focusing on all aspects of professional development.

Jul 2003Oct 2004

Research Associate, Corporate Leadership Council

Analyzed and presented best practices research to executives at leading global companies. Interviewed executives at client organizations, identified and selected relevant secondary sources, analyzed trends and leading practices, and compiled findings into research briefs.

Honors: Named an “Idealist in Action” by CEB and City Year; Employee of the Month; Recipient of award for high quality work

Activities: On-campus recruiting lead; ServiceCorp business-unit coordinator; Food & Friends food server

Bar and Court Admissions

New York—2010; Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York—2011; Second Circuit—2014


Conversant in Spanish and Gujarati; Working Knowledge of Hindi


Contributor on trademark and intellectual property matters, NMM Blog, Business Without Borders

Author, Developments in Banking and Financial Law: 2006-2007: The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: XI. Impact of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis on the Student Lending Industry, 27 Rev. Banking & Fin. L 91(2008)

Co-author, “Microsoft Seeks New Weapon in Troll Wars,” New York Law Journal, May 23, 2011