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Laura-Michelle Horgan

  • Partner


New York, NY



(212) 986-7691


Laura-Michelle has over twenty years of litigation experience, both in federal and state courts, as
well as in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings. She regularly litigates intellectual
property matters, including enforcement of trademarks and copyrights. She has brought numerous
matters to highly successful conclusions for her clients including obtaining and collecting on multimillion dollar judgments on contract and fraud claims, as well as swift dismissal of claims brought
against them. Laura-Michelle also regularly obtains highly favorable settlements when that is the
most practicable solution for her clients.

In recent years, Laura-Michelle has focused on providing a wide-range of services to women-owned
businesses in the fashion, beauty, wellness and luxury industries. She regularly advises start-ups,
independent and mid-size companies in general corporate, contract, litigation, and intellectual
property matters. She has successfully obtained patents, copyrights and trademarks for her clients
(both domestic and abroad), and instituted company-wide procedures to protect those rights. She
has had the pleasure of representing companies that have grown from start-ups to multi-million dollar

Laura-Michelle also has substantial experience in bringing and defending civil fraud claims,
conducting internal investigations, and issuing advisory opinions on compliance with securities law.
She has led internal investigations of publicly traded companies and not-for-profit institutions. LauraMichelle has represented clients in matters prosecuted by the DOJ, including alleged securities
fraud, tax fraud, and FCPA violations. Her experience includes representing clients at interviews,
depositions, proffer sessions, hearings, and grand jury appearances.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property 40%
  • General Corporate Matters 15%
  • Securities Law and Internal Investigations 5%


  • 80%


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 2002
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Honors Politics

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2022
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015

Past Positions

  • Barton LLP, Partner, 2018 to 2023
  • Dorf & Nelson LLP, Senior Litigation Associate, 2013 to 2018
  • Gage Spencer & Fleming LLP, Associate, Senior Associate, 2000 to 2012

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar, Member, 2006 to Present
  • New York Women's Bar Association , Member, 2021 to Present

Representative Cases

  • Copyright Liability for Foreign Internet Broadcasters Who Fail to Geoblock, New York Law Journal, May, 2018
  • Double Entendres, Intentional Misspellings and Descriptive Marks, New York Law Journal, May 5,, 2017

Published Works

  • The Legal Business Implications of the Fall of Roe v. Wade, Barton Blog, June 9, 2022


  • English