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Pamela T. Church
Pamela T. Church
Baker & McKenzie LLP
New York

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Pamela Church is a member of the Firm's North American Intellectual Property and Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. She serves as the head of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in New York and as a member of the North America Intellectual Property Steering Committee. Ms. Church is also a sub-committee member of the Luxury & Fashion Industry Group. Ms. Church routinely handles intellectual property matters in transactions involving the development, exploitation and transfer of IP rights, including licensing, research and development, print and electronic publishing, e-commerce, outsourcing, finance and securitization transactions. She has been consistently recognized as a leader in Intellectual Property by US Legal 500 and Chambers USA. Managing Intellectual Property selected Pam as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” in 2013 and 2014, and has recognized her as an “IP Star” since 2013. In addition to her practice, she teaches International Intellectual Property Law at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business. Ms. Church served on the Executive Board of Coudert Brothers LLP prior to joining Baker & McKenzie.

Practice Focus

Ms. Church has counseled major media, publishing, entertainment, motion picture, financial services, luxury goods and technology companies in the establishment and implementation of comprehensive IP protection, licensing, merchandising, enforcement and anti-piracy programs. Her practice includes corporate counseling in M&A, joint ventures, business reorganizations and finance transactions in fields in which IP rights are key. Ms. Church also represents media and advertising companies in sponsorship and endorsement contracts, clearing advertising for use in online and off-line media, advertising agency, product placement and media production agreements and compliance with federal and state regulations governing contests and sweepstakes.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented Marshall Cavendish Corporation in its sale of its children's books imprint to Amazon Publishing.
  • Advised Prime View International Co., Ltd. on intellectual property issues in its acquisition of the stock of E Ink Corporation, the leader in electronic paper display materials and intellectual property.
  • Advised SK Telecom on intellectual property matters in connection with the combination of its majority owned US MVNO venture Helio LLC with Virgin Mobile USA LP.
  • Advised NuCO2 Inc., the largest nationwide provider of bulk CO2 equipment and distributor of beverage-grade CO2, on intellectual property matters in a whole-business securitization transaction underwritten by UBS Securities LLC.
  • Represented Scholastic Inc. in its sale to Sandvik AS of its direct-to-home continuities business in the United States.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


New York~United States (1983)


Yale University  (B.A. cum laude)
New York University School of Law  (J.D.)
University of Bonn  (Fellowship)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership organized under the laws of the State of Illinois (USA) and is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.
Co-presenter,  “Distribution of Entertainment Content Through New Media Channels”, NY State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Section, January 2009.

Co-author, "Marketing Intangibles Require Close Legal and Tax Scrutiny”, European Business Review, November/December 2007.
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