Natalie Sulimani is the founder and principal of Sulimani Law Firm, PC and the newest co-chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Cyberspace Law Committee. She is engaged in a wide variety of intellectual property, technology and general corporate matters with a strong focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs. She has represented both domestic and international clients in an array of industries, including internet and new media, entertainment, jewelry, consulting and the arts.
Natalie started her legal career in commercial litigation at one of the top international law firms located in New York City. With this invaluable experience, she then served as in-house counsel at a start-up jewelry company. There she oversaw the many foreign concerns in the jewelry industry and fully realized the importance of intellectual property in the online world. Working closely with seasoned marketing professionals and members of the jewelry industry, she honed her skills to understand the impact marketing, trademark, copyright and internet law have on building a brand. Since 2004, Natalie has continued to pursue this field through her own practice.
Natalie is a frequent speaker and panelist on intellectual property and small business matters. Particularly, she is frequently called upon to speak about Protecting Your Brand Online. She has presented many forums, such as ‘Are you Googling Your Privacy Away?’, ‘Web 2.0: Upgrade Your Law Firm Marketing’ and spoken on many panels, including ‘Web Marketing and the Legal Aspects’ and 'Protecting Your Brand Online'. Natalie is also involved in Pro Bono work through the Legal Counseling Clinic of NYCLA, advising in matters of Landlord/Tenant, Bankruptcy, Family Law and Employment, as well as Project Restore, which offers representation to people with prior criminal records that have been denied employment licenses by the Department of State.
Natalie has also co-authored an article about internet radio copyright royalty issues in the New York Law Journal and an article regarding the issues with Software Patents, in re Bilski, in the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s newspaper. Natalie graduated from the University of Manchester at Kiryat Ono, Israel with an LLB. She lives in New York City with her husband and sons.