Lucy Prashker

Lucy Prashker: Attorney with Cain Hibbard & Myers P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Lucy is the managing partner of the firm and chair of its health law, and its intellectual property and internet law departments. She represents businesses and individuals on a wide variety of business and intellectual property issues. Lucy is also a litigator, handling complex commercial cases in both state and federal courts. Much of Lucy's practice is devoted to advising clients in the fields of health and nonprofit law. Her clients include artists and writers, manufacturers, emerging technology companies, non-profit organizations, and health care providers.

Lucy is very active in the Southern Berkshire community. For close to 20 years, she has served as town counsel to the Town of Alford, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Lucy is also a member of the board of directors of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire, the Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence, an educational enrichment fund that supports the Berkshire Regional School District, and the Education Committee of the Mahaiwe Performing Art Center.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

- Serves as primary outside counsel to largest health system in Berkshire County

- Serves as general counsel to several manufacturing companies with worldwide distribution networks.

- Serves as general counsel to several nonprofit entities dedicated to the arts.

- Represented Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation in federal courts in Massachusetts, New York and Texas.

- Served as adjunct professor at Albany (N.Y.) Law School, where she taught technology licensing from 1993 to 2004.

- Former partner of New York City firm of Milgrim, Thomajan & Lee PC, with a concentration in intellectual property litigation.

- Former staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where she litigated antitrust enforcement actions.

CLERKSHIPS

- New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, Law Clerk 1981-1982

MEMBERSHIPS

- American Health Lawyers Association

- American Bar Association

- Berkshire Bar Association

- Association of the Bar of the City of New York

- Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association

- Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

"Tempting Tweets and Facebook Flops," published article, Berkshire Business Quarterly, October 2010.

"Keeping Secrets: Securing the crown jewels in a down economy," published article, Berkshire Business Quarterly, August 2009.

"Fair Game or Foul Play? Testing the limits of Fair Use in a Remix Culture," featured speaker, Consulting Alliance, February 2009.

Navigating Stark Laws, featured speaker, Patient Keeper User Group Conference, September, 2007

"Massachusetts Health Care Reform, Small Businesses and the Contingent Workforce," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, June, 2006

"Practicing Safe Send: Managing E-mail Risk," featured speaker, Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, January 2006, published article, Berkshire Trade and Commerce, February 2006.

"Protecting the Crown Jewels: Intellectual Property Do's and Don'ts," featured speaker, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, March 2004.

"From Safe Send to Safe Save - Managing E-mail Risk," featured speaker, Siena Business Institute, November 2003; Consulting Alliance May 2003.

"Artists Online: The Evolving Law of the Internet," featured speaker, Norman Rockwell Museum, Business and the Arts Series, July 2003

Copyright Law and the Internet, featured speaker, New York State Bar Association, September 2000.



(Also at Great Barrington Office)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Intellectual Property Law and Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing
  • Technology and Internet Law
  • General Commercial Litigation and Business Counseling
  • Nonprofit Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
413-629-1305  Phone
413-528-6973  Fax
cainhibbard.com
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1982, New York; 1981, Massachusetts; 1986, District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court
ISLN:
904328217
Hobbies & interests:
Board member, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc; Board member Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence

Peer Reviews

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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