Brenda is an intellectual property lawyer who advises clients on copyright and trademark issues, with a special focus on publishing and higher education-related matters. Brenda focuses on bringing creative solutions to the problems of creative people and organizations, including colleges and universities, authors, educational and cultural entities, and retailers of consumer goods. She advises her clients on copyright and trademark questions, selecting and managing their trademark and copyright portfolios, negotiating and interpreting publishing, licensing and consulting agreements, and drafting and revising intellectual property policies.
Brenda currently serves on the Publishing Practices Committee of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) and the Web Page Legal Resources Committee for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Brenda served as Co-chair of the Steering Committee for the College and University section of the Boston Bar Association from 2016-2018 and co-chair of the BBA’s Arts, Entertainment, & Sports Law Committee from 2006-2008 and is a regular presenter on copyright, publishing and higher education topics.
Prior to joining Archstone Law Group in 2019, Brenda was a partner in the firm of Rubin & Ulrich, which focused on copyright, trademark, publishing and higher education law. Previously, Brenda served as the assistant director of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, working with artists and arts organizations on various legal issues, as well as serving as the director of its “Artist’s Professional Toolbox” series. Brenda first practiced as a litigation associate at the firm of Palmer & Dodge, LLP (now Locke Lord).