Eleanor M. Lackman


Eleanor M. Lackman is a Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and is a nationally recognized practitioner in IP, media, and entertainment and sports law.  She has been ranked as a leading lawyer in copyright and trademark law by Chambers USA every year for the past seven years; she also has been recognized by Variety, the National Law JournalCrain’sManaging IP and other leading publications for her copyright, trademark, and entertainment law work.  Law360 twice named her as a “Rising Star” among five or fewer attorneys in media and entertainment law in the country, and she repeatedly has been voted as among the top 100 attorneys in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers.


Eleanor’s practice encompasses media and entertainment defense, copyright and trademark litigation and counseling, and trademark branding, prosecution, and licensing.  She works closely at the intersection of IP and technology, including serving as counsel in Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc. (“Cablevision”) and Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay Inc., as well as counsel for amici in Capitol Records v. ReDigi, Disney Enterprises v. VidAngel, WNET v. Aereo, and Authors Guild v. Google


Eleanor serves or has served as an officer, chair, board member, or trustee for several legal-related organizations, including the Copyright Society of the USA, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and Fordham’s Center on Law and Information Policy.  She is admitted to practice in New York and California and splits her time between MSK’s Manhattan and Los Angeles offices.  Eleanor is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Rollins College.