Alysha Preston

Alysha C. Preston

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Alysha Preston is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Alysha counsels domestic and multinational companies in navigating complex issues involving intellectual property and technology transactions, including complex license and collaboration agreements, joint ventures, spin outs, commercial contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Alysha has been recognized by Super Lawyers and selected to the 2020-2023 New York Metro Rising Star lists for Intellectual Property.

Practice Focus

Alysha takes a pragmatic approach in advising clients in transactions involving the acquisition, development (including joint development), commercialization, protection, licensing, sharing, exploitation and sale of intellectual property and technology assets. She represents clients on structuring, drafting and negotiating complex license agreements, R&D agreements, collaboration agreements, supply, manufacturing and distribution agreements, and other agreements involving intellectual property and technology and commercial arrangements.

Alysha also advises on various IP issues in the context of corporate transactions (such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin outs and corporate restructurings), as well as IP infringement matters and overall global brand and portfolio management and enforcement. She also guides clients on compliance with federal and state regulations governing gift cards, store credit, refunds, and contests and sweepstakes.

Her clients include both domestic and global companies in the personal care, food and beverage, telecommunications, media and entertainment, fashion and luxury goods, retail, financial services, health, wellness and fitness, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, consumer goods, publishing (including digital), oil, gas and energy, and computer hardware and software industries.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented and advised Cummins Inc. on the successful USD 275 million initial public offering of the shares of common stock of Atmus Filtration Technologies Inc., Cummins' filtration business unit.
  • Represented and advised a Korean energy, petroleum and chemical company in connection with a joint venture, including drafting and negotiating a technology license agreement for the development and supply of hydrogen-based energy solutions for certain Asian markets.
  • Advised on and prepared complex manufacturing, supply, packaging and distribution agreements for a large US publicly-traded and global biopharmaceutical company.
  • Advised a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company in connection with the negotiation of an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for a pharmaceutical nasal spray product in Thailand.
  • Negotiated a license agreement for a British artificial intelligence research laboratory company regarding the purchase of robots and license of accompanying software for AI development and systems.
  • Advised and assisted an international airline with their compliance frameworks across over 30 jurisdictions, which included intellectual property protection and enforcement, anti-competition, employment and consumer protection issues.
  • Advised an Italian luxury fashion house on compliance with The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) rules relating to several advertising campaigns involving celebrities.
  • Advised a multinational coffeehouse chain on US sweepstakes and contests rules and prepared Official Rules & Terms of Entry.
  • Advised and assisted a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company with assessing and obtaining copyright clearance for several medical publications.
  • Advise a luxury private jet charter services company on global brand and portfolio management and enforcement.

Professional Honors

  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020-2023
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2019-2022
  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • English

Previous Offices


Co-author, "United Kingdom: FCA targets "finfluencers” and illegal promotions on social media in updated guidance", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, July 2023

Co-author, "United States: Creating IP in New York? Watch Out! Your employee may soon own more than you think", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, June 2023

Co-author, "United States: New York extends minimum term for gift cards from 5 to 9 years," Lexology, January 2022

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