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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, 2008, Washington University Law Review, Senior Editor
    • B.S., Northwestern University, 2003
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California, 2017
    • District of Columbia, 2012
    • Virginia, 2011
    • New York, 2009
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Amanda Katzenstein uses her extensive media and technology experience to assist clients with resolving their legal challenges. She started her career in television news, serving as a reporter and producer for CLTV, Chicago’s 24-hour news network; as a reporter, editor, and photographer for both WYCC-TV and the Evanston Community Cable Channel; and working in production for a nationally syndicated TV talk show.

Additionally, Amanda’s experience includes dealing with the practical effects of trademark rights at a national advertising agency, analyzing music licenses at a well-known music TV station, helping to build the legal department at an online media company, and assisting with media transactions at the Federal Communication Commission.

Using this broad media experience, Amanda develops trademark strategies for technology and media companies to accomplish their business goals with a particular focus on online advertising and mobile apps. Amanda counsels clients on trade secrets, trademark clearance and registration, opposition and cancellation proceedings, global portfolio counseling, and litigation (in state, federal, and appellate courts). 

She is also experienced in copyright clearance work, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings (UDRP), intellectual property transactions, and privacy issues. She has been certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a CIPP/US.

  • Representing an entrepreneur in billion dollar trade secret litigation, regarding a transportation mobile application, which is still pending. 
  • Successful representation of a Fortune 100 energy company in a multitude of domain name disputes. 
  • Represented manufacturing company in multi-million dollar house trademark litigation that settled favorably for the client. 
  • Part of a team that drafted two successful appellate briefs, regarding financial services litigation, including one resulting in a published opinion

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Polsinelli On Privacy Blog
June 22, 2017
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May 9, 2017
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April 21, 2017
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April 10, 2017
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January 2017
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January 30, 2017
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Polsinelli White Paper
January 2017
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With Incentive Gone, Experts Differ Whether Companies Will Continue Signing Up for Privacy Shield
Co-Author, Communications Daily
October 2016
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October 3, 2016
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Celebrity Scandals: What They Teach Us about the Continued Applicability of Morals Clauses
Entertainment and Sports Industry
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Committee Newsletter
Winter 2016