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John F. Burleigh

John F. Burleigh

New York, New York

John F. Burleigh, a partner, is a graduate of Cornell University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (cum laude). Having taught constitutional law for 6 years and practiced for 25 years, Mr. Burleigh has litigation experience in the federal and state courts, as well as more generally in the areas of copyrights, trademarks, entertainment, publishing, online media and licensing.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Publishing (Traditional and Online)
  • Entertainment
  • Media Law
  • Prepublication Counseling
  • Technology Law
  • Licensing
  • Video Games

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1983
  • University of Chicago
    • Ph.D. - 1978
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Chicago
    • M.A. - 1978
  • Cornell University
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: With Distinction in All Subjects, Phi Beta Kappa

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