J.D., Cornell Law School
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Cesie Alvarez concentrates her practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation issues affecting the media, entertainment, and new technology sectors. She has represented clients in copyright, DMCA, trademark, trade dress, right of publicity, and defamation disputes. Her clients have included artists and creators, internet service providers, media and toy corporations, and art collectors in high-stakes disputes. Her experience and interest in representing entertainment and media clients extends to her podcast on pop culture and legal disputes which she produces outside of work. Cesie has extensive experience in all stages of litigation including managing every facet of complex discovery, briefing contested dispositive motions, working on dozens of depositions, and handling all aspects of trial including witness preparation and pre-trial briefing.
Cesie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Psychology and Legal Studies. She received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Cesie worked in the intellectual property litigation group in the New York and San Francisco offices of a large, international law firm. She also worked as a Judicial Extern for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the chambers of the honorable Judge Alex Kozinski.