Olivera Medenica is a Principal at Medenica Law PLLC. Olivera’s practice focuses on both transactional and litigation issues faced by businesses in a variety of industries from media, hospitality, and fashion to consulting, retail and telecommunication. She regularly counsels her clients on trademark, copyright, business licensing and disputes as well as business agreements, social/digital media, and client strategic counseling. In her litigation practice, she counsels her clients on matters such as copyright and trademark infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud, right of publicity and privacy, defamation, as well as shareholder and business owner disputes in closely held businesses.
Olivera has lectured in a variety of venues on issues dealing with intellectual property, business ownership and disputes, social media, and law firm management issues. Lecture engagements have included Lawline.com, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the New York City Bar, the New York State Bar Association, Harvard Law School, Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School, South by Southwest Interactive, Cardozo Law School, the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan School of Music, Direct Marketing Association Conference (Geek-End), and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
She has also written articles for a variety of publications including the New York Law Journal, National Law Journal, Ecommerce Law and Strategy, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, and Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review and the Internet Law Journal.
Olivera believes that the key to a sound legal practice is to understand legal, ethical and practice management issues relevant to the legal industry and their impact upon the community at large. She has been involved since the start of her career in a variety of bar associations, which has honed her ability to understand the dynamics between effective legal services and community education and welfare. She served as President to the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, sat on the board of New York County Lawyers’ Association, and has chaired the Small Law Firm Committee at the New York City Bar. Under her chairmanship, the committee published an innovative report on best practices for small law firms which provides a thorough examination of how small law firms can best serve and benefit their clients through ethically sound and cost effective counseling.
Olivera is admitted in both New York and New Jersey.