Alysha Preston

Alysha C. Preston

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Alysha Preston is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group and is based in New York. Alysha also served as co-chair of the New York office’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In 2019, Alysha was nominated and accepted into the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program and has been named to The National Black Lawyer’s Top 40 under 40 in New York for two consecutive years (2019-2020). Alysha has also been selected to the 2020 and 2021 New York Metro Rising Star list by Super Lawyers.

Practice Focus

Alysha advises clients in transactions involving the acquisition, development, exploitation and sale of IP rights, including in the context of licensing, research and development and joint ventures, and corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. She also advises on various IP issues in the context of trademark prosecution, IP infringement matters, and overall global brand and portfolio management and enforcement. Alysha also regularly prepares and manages the preparation and recordal of complex IP transfer agreements both in the US and internationally, leveraging the Firm’s global footprint and serving as a single contact for her clients for all jurisdictions. Her clients include both domestic and multinational companies in the personal care, food and beverage, telecommunications, media and entertainment, fashion and luxury goods, retail, financial services, health, wellness and fitness, pharmaceutical, publishing (including digital), oil and gas, and computer hardware and software industries. Alysha also advises on compliance with federal and state regulations governing gift cards, store credit and refunds, and contests and sweepstakes.

Professional Honors

  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020-2021
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2019-2020
  • 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • New York City Bar

Admissions

  • New Jersey~United States (2018)
  • New York~United States (2017)

Education

  • St. John's University, School of Law (J.D., Senior Articles Editor; St. John's Law Review; Dean's List; Dean's Excellence Award) (2016)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., Don Davis Ethical Leadership Award Recipient; Dean's List) (2013)

Languages

  • English

Author, "Beware the Friends You Keep and the Places You Sleep: The Fourth Amendment’s Limited Protection Over Visitors and Their Belongings," 90 St. John's L. Rev. 207, 207-232, 2016

Author, "Reevaluating Judicial Vindictiveness: Should the Pearce Presumption Apply to A Higher Prison Sentence Imposed After A Successful Motion For Corrective Sentence?" St. John's L. Rev. 2016

Author, "The FCC Sees the Light! The Federal Communications Commission Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule," Sports & Entertainment Beat, 5 January 2015