ERIKA MARIE STALLINGS
Associate
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ERIKA MARIE STALLINGS Associate

Erika Stallings is an associate in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice group.

Erika has significant experience advising entertainment, fashion and online companies in trademark, copyright, and contract disputes, as well as in compliance matters.

Professional Activities

Breast Treatment Task Force, co-chair, Junior Board, January 2015-present

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Associates Board, member, November 2014-present

Represent apparel companies in litigation against former licensee, arising from the alleged breach of a licensing agreement. Responsible for preparing senior executives for testimony at trial and drafting post trial memorandum of law.

Represent electronics company in litigation against unauthorized dealers. Responsible for researching and drafting complaint and discovery motions and researching and drafting appellate motions.

Defend cigar company in antitrust litigation brought by former business partner. Responsible for researching and drafting motion for judgment on the pleadings and preparing for 30(b)(6) deposition.

Represent international group of music companies in acquisition of publishing and recording catalog. Responsible for conducting due diligence relating to copyright ownership, drafting and editing acquisition documents and filing acquisition documents with U.S. Copyright Office.

Draft notices of copyright termination on behalf of music artists who wished to terminate current contracts and re-negotiate publishing deals.

Represent artist in seeking settlement for unauthorized use of composition in advertisement  and video game. Responsible for researching federal and state causes of action for false endorsement and drafting cease and desist letter.

Register and manage copyright portfolio for online publication.

Represent college in investigation brought by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs alleging false and misleading advertising of job placement rates. Responsible for researching and drafting motion to quash subpoena.

Represent health insurance company in seeking a declaratory judgment against its former advertising agency that an implied copyright license existed. Responsible for researching all legal issues and drafting complaint.

Defend online retailer in lawsuit alleging that website falsely advertised discounted prices. Responsible for researching issues relating to settlement agreement and advising client on how to make advertising compliant with FTC guidelines to avoid future litigation.

Represent online auction site in investigation brought by New Jersey Commission on Investigation. Responsible for reviewing and organizing subpoena response and negotiating scope of subpoena with lead prosecutor.

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers–Rising Stars for Business Litigation, 2015

New York City Bar Association, Entertainment Law Committee, secretary, September 2013-present

About

Erika Stallings is an associate in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice group.

Erika has significant experience advising entertainment, fashion and online companies in trademark, copyright, and contract disputes, as well as in compliance matters.

Professional Activities

Breast Treatment Task Force, co-chair, Junior Board, January 2015-present

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Associates Board, member, November 2014-present

Experience

Represent apparel companies in litigation against former licensee, arising from the alleged breach of a licensing agreement. Responsible for preparing senior executives for testimony at trial and drafting post trial memorandum of law.

Represent electronics company in litigation against unauthorized dealers. Responsible for researching and drafting complaint and discovery motions and researching and drafting appellate motions.

Defend cigar company in antitrust litigation brought by former business partner. Responsible for researching and drafting motion for judgment on the pleadings and preparing for 30(b)(6) deposition.

Represent international group of music companies in acquisition of publishing and recording catalog. Responsible for conducting due diligence relating to copyright ownership, drafting and editing acquisition documents and filing acquisition documents with U.S. Copyright Office.

Draft notices of copyright termination on behalf of music artists who wished to terminate current contracts and re-negotiate publishing deals.

Represent artist in seeking settlement for unauthorized use of composition in advertisement  and video game. Responsible for researching federal and state causes of action for false endorsement and drafting cease and desist letter.

Register and manage copyright portfolio for online publication.

Represent college in investigation brought by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs alleging false and misleading advertising of job placement rates. Responsible for researching and drafting motion to quash subpoena.

Represent health insurance company in seeking a declaratory judgment against its former advertising agency that an implied copyright license existed. Responsible for researching all legal issues and drafting complaint.

Defend online retailer in lawsuit alleging that website falsely advertised discounted prices. Responsible for researching issues relating to settlement agreement and advising client on how to make advertising compliant with FTC guidelines to avoid future litigation.

Represent online auction site in investigation brought by New Jersey Commission on Investigation. Responsible for reviewing and organizing subpoena response and negotiating scope of subpoena with lead prosecutor.

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers–Rising Stars for Business Litigation, 2015

Memberships

New York City Bar Association, Entertainment Law Committee, secretary, September 2013-present

Speaking Engagements