Layla F. Tabatabaie will receive her law degree from New York Law School in New York, NY in May 2012. She concentrates her studies on intellectual property, specifically the law relating to videogames, entertainment, and intellectual property litigation. She served as the Editor-in-Chief for the law school’s video game law blogallyourlawarebelongtous.com. Layla has interned at one of China’s top intellectual property law firms, one of the largest media conglomerates, and for one of New York’s top art lawyers.
Darren Shield is a 3L at New York Law School with an expected graduation of 2011. As a founding member and Co-Editor in Chief for AYLABTU, he helped develop the program to include and engage more student contributors. As an associate at the Institute for Information Law & Policy, Darren has focused on IP and privacy issues in social media, video games, and virtual property, particularly in the context of the rise of social gaming networks. Prior to law school, Darren has worked in Legal Aid and for the Hon. Raymond Chan, MP PC.
Mark Stafford is a 3L at New York Law School with an expected graduation of May 2011 with a focus in intellectual property. Mark is a founding member and Co-Editor in Chief for AYLBATU, and helped in the design of the blog. He is also the Conference Coordinator for the Spring 2011 panel. Prior to law school, Mark was a staff member for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. Mark has worked as a research assistant for video game related matters, and has interned at Take-Two Interactive Software. Mark holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Karen Sprung is a JD Candidate at New York Law School (May 2011). She has worked as a research assistant in the areas of virtual property and real money trade. Karen currently serves as Managing Editor of the Media Law & Policy Journal, and recently published a student note on the reallocation of broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband. During her tenure at NYLS, she has been the recipient of the Faculty Scholar Award and the Telecommunications Law Fellowship. Karen holds a BA, cum laude, from California State University, East Bay and a MM from Boston University.
Maysa Razavi, Articles Editor for AYLABTU, is currently a JD student at New York Law School with an expected graduation of May 2011 with a focus on intellectual property. She is also one of the founding members and editors of New York Law School’s fashion law blog, www.caseclothesed.com, as well as the creator and editor-in-chief of the New York Law School’s family law blog, www.justfamilies.org. She is also active in New York Law School’s Peer to Patent project. During law school, Maysa has interned at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C., Chanel, Inc., Stuart Weitzman, LLC, and Affliction Holdings, LLC. Before going to law school, she was a Senior Marketing Associate at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services Office. She graduated from New York University, where she earned her B.A. in Dramatic Literature and a minor in Law and Society.
Raphael Majma, Articles Editor for AYLABTU, is a third year JD student at New York Law School with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Raphael works as a Student Research Fellow at the Institute for Information Law and Policy and also works on the Google Books Project, www.thepublicindex.org. Raphael has interned at J.P. Morgan and Chase with their Intellectual Property and Technology Law department and is interested in the intersection between emerging technologies, the Internet, and how intellectual property is affected by and affects both.
Kristoff Gropse is an editor for AYLABTU. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Kristoff is most interested in Intellectual Property Law. He enjoys the creative and editorial work he does for ALABTU.
Rommel Hueck, a J.D. expectant for 2012 with an emphasis in Patent Law, is the Editor in Chief for AYLABTU. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California-Davis with a major in Biotechnology. Last year, Rommel contributed to the blog as an associate editor and has publication credits from his prior work experience in the biotechnology field. He enjoys playing basketball, (non-legal) reading, and writing consumer reviews for various establishments. His favorite video game series is the Resident Evil franchise and his favorite character is Link from The Legend of Zelda series.
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