Susan J. Kohlmann is a litigator in our Content, Media & Entertainment Practice and Chair of the Trademark, Advertising, and Unfair Competition Practice. Clients seek her counsel on a wide variety of complex matters, including copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes. She has represented companies in various class action and other commercial matters, as well as counseled large corporations on a variety of intellectual property and e-commerce issues. In addition to her extensive experience in jury and bench trials and arbitration proceedings, Ms. Kohlmann has extensive experience briefing and arguing appeals in the New York appellate courts and several federal circuit courts.
In 2011, Ms. Kohlmann was recognized by Legal 500 for her work in the intellectual property: copyright and appellate and Supreme Court practice areas. New York Super Lawyers recognized her in intellectual property litigation from 2006 to 2013, and the New York County Lawyers Association named her Outstanding Woman of the Bar in 2004. Ms Kohlmann serves on the Policy Committee and the Pro Bono Committee and as Chair of the Diversity Committee.
Ms. Kohlmann has lectured and published on copyright issues. She was a panelist on “The Future of Intellectual Property: An Evening With Judge Alex Kozinski and Friends” at the Los Angeles County Bar Association and spoke on Fair Use in the Digital Age at the New York City Bar and discussed termination rights under the U.S. Copyright Act at The Copyright Society in New York City. Ms. Kohlmann has served as a member of the New York City Bar's Nominating Committee, chair of the New York City Bar's Committee to Enhance Diversity, and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar. She is also a member of the boards of three professional organizations: Legal Momentum, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Legal Services NYC.