Arianna Christopher helps businesses succeed. With expertise in intellectual property and dispute resolution, as well as extensive experience in a wide range of commercial transactions and litigation, her clients benefit from increased perspective and a holistic approach to their business and legal needs.
Arianna approaches all representations with her client’s business objectives as the first and foremost concern, with clear, strategic planning, creative solutions and the highest quality legal service that maximizes efficiency and effectively manages costs.
Consistent with her broad legal background, Arianna’s work crosses several departments of the firm, including Intellectual Property, Litigation, Corporate and Construction.
Arianna has more than 15 years of experience handling intellectual property transactions and litigation in diverse media and technology areas, as well as general commercial matters and dispute resolution. Representative matters include:
- Developing intellectual property development and monetization strategies for a successful media branding company;
- Successfully guiding a client through the development and launch of a new app, including contracting with software developers and assisting the client with the selection and securing of rights in new trademark;
- Obtaining a judgment of invalidity for an accused infringer of a real estate tax patent;
- Overseeing a favorable resolution of a suit against an accused infringer of logistics tracking technology;
- Successfully stopped infringement of a client’s trademarks and website content by a competitor website, avoiding litigation; and
- Helped clients navigate through a business divorce through negotiation of a favorable settlement among the partners.
Arianna is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York, as well as to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts of the Districts of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Colorado and the Eastern District of Texas.
A regular speaker and writer in her field, Arianna's recent articles include Patent Litigation in the Wake of the America Invents Act, New York Law Journal, May 14, 2012 and In Internet Advertising, Context Is King, New Jersey Law Journal, May 23, 2011. Recent speaking engagements include presentations on construction contract drafting (NYC Bar CLE 2015), enforcement of judgments (NYC Bar Breakfast Series 2014), LLC operating agreement drafting (NYC Bar Breakfast Series 2013), and start-up intellectual property protection (West CLE 2013).
Arianna was selected by her peers as a New York Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015 in Intellectual Property Litigation. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Arianna is an active member of member of the New York City Bar, currently serving as Chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee, as well as providing counsel, pro bono, for Professional Women in Construction.
Arianna graduated, summa cum laude, with a B.A. from SUNY Albany and received her J.D. from Cornell Law School.
EducationCornell Law School, J.D., 1999SUNY Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1996
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1999New York, 2000U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1999U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2001U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2002U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2002U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2003U.S. Supreme Court, 2004U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2004U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2005
September 20, 2017
Michael Sirota, Arianna Christopher, Alan Rubin, Christopher Kula and Roger Iorio are representing Boca Raton, Florida-based AMI on its purchase of Us Weekly
As published in: The American Lawyer March 22, 2017
Our representation of American Media was included in the article, “AMI Buys Us Weekly from Wenner Media”
As published in: Women's Wear Daily March 15, 2017
Jim Stefanick, Alan Rubin, Arianna Christopher and Rimma Tsvasman Represented The Gallery in the Acquisition of PureWow
January 6, 2017
Arianna Christopher was quoted in an article titled "N.J. businesses should brace for higher cyber security costs, complexity, experts warn"
As published in: The Star Ledger January 15, 2013
Arianna Christopher is leading a panel discussion at the NYC Bar Program: Intellectual Property for Fashion & FurnitureAttorney Speaking: Arianna ChristopherMay 24, 2017
Arianna Christopher is a speaker at the NYC Bar Program, Hot Topics, Practice Tips and What to Watch For in 2017Attorney Speaking: Arianna ChristopherFebruary 23, 2017
Arianna Christopher Will be a Moderator at the NYC Bar Women in Legal Profession IP Series- Copyright and Digital Media: Beyond Google BooksAttorney Speaking: Arianna ChristopherFebruary 25, 2016
Cyber Security: The Next Frontier, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, New JerseyAttorney Speaking: Arianna ChristopherOctober 30, 2012
New Jersey Law Journal: Intellectual Property & Life Sciences Supplement April 3, 2017Arianna Christopher
Intellectual Property Law March 13, 2017Arianna Christopher
Intellectual Property Law August 29, 2016Arianna Christopher
Think You Have Insurance Against Claims for Disclosure of Confidential Information? You May Want to Check Again
IP Law Outlook April 18, 2016Arianna Christopher and Elizabeth A. Carbone
IP Law Outlook October 28, 2014Arianna Christopher and David S. Gold
IP Law Outlook September 18, 2014Arianna Christopher and David S. Gold
IP Law Outlook September 9, 2014Arianna Christopher and David S. Gold
New Jersey Law Journal Volume 204; Issue 8 May 23, 2011Arianna Christopher and David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook 2011Arianna Christopher
IP Law Outlook September 26, 2014Arianna Christopher and David M. Kohane
The Bankvest Case: The Supreme Court Lets Stand First Circuit Decision Favoring Preservation of Estate Assets For All Creditors, Including Institutional Lenders
The Banking Law Journal January 2005Arianna Christopher
Jurisdiction Based on Site Accessibility: State of the Circuits
e-Commerce Law & Strategy September 2002Arianna Christopher