As a Litigation associate, Laura Stafford focuses her practice on complex business disputes, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation. She is experienced in all stages of the litigation process, including pre-suit due diligence, discovery, summary judgment and trial.
Laura has worked on a range of matters in the federal courts, including serving on the successful trial teams in MobileMedia Ideas v. Apple and ADREA v. Barnes & Noble, as well as before the International Trade Commission. She is also experienced in financial services disputes and has been closely involved in the ongoing litigations in Puerto Rico pursuant to PROMESA.
In addition, Laura maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice. She has won an appeal on behalf of an elderly gentleman seeking to maintain a restraining order against an abusive relative, and worked with Kids in Need of Defense to obtain permanent residency for immigrant children.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Laura worked for the New York County District Attorney’s Office as a paralegal in the Frauds Bureau. While at Columbia Law School, she represented tenants in landlord-tenant disputes as a legal intern at Housing Conservation Coordinators and through Columbia’s Tenants’ Rights Project. She also worked as an extern in Manhattan Legal Services’ Harlem office.