Miguel Alexander Pozo Partner

Roseland Washington, DC
T 973.597.6212 | F 973.597.6213



Miguel is described as a national leader, trusted advisor, strategist, and a connector. Indeed, he was featured on Hispanic Business' 2013 List of "Top 50 Hispanic Influentials" in the United States and the 2014 Lawyers of Color "Power List," a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.

A proven leader with a wealth of experience, Miguel is the current National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and has been on its Board of Governors since 2004. He is also past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) and currently serves as the Northern Vice Chair for the Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee (JPAC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association, which vets judicial and prosecutorial candidates on a statewide basis.

Professionally, Miguel is a homegrown partner with more than 15 years of experience. He works to enhance and protect some of the world’s most iconic brands. His strategic approach helps his clients expand within a market or extend their luxury brands to new markets. Miguel also has experience helping clients to protect their critical intellectual property rights from attack and infringement from competitors and counterfeiters in the context of social media platforms. Whether he is counseling a client, litigating a dispute in court or arbitrating his client's claim in an ADR forum, Miguel is constantly focused on how to maximize the value of his client's brands.

In business and employment law disputes, Miguel recognizes that the resolution of a specific matter can often create a ripple effect across the enterprise. Accordingly, a successful representation turns on his unique ability to fully understand the client’s short- and long-term business goals in the context of the client’s specific industry. His clients also value his ability to listen to their needs, as well as his passion for advancing their objectives.


Representative Engagements

Counseled LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc., Hublot, TAG Heuer and Thomas Pink on multiple issues, including licensing, trademark, gray marketing, franchising and supplier distribution.
Defended TAG Heuer and defeated an injunctive relief application seeking to enjoin termination of a dealer/distributor.
Represented Cartier in a breach of contract action.
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Other Distinctions

  • Lawyers of Color "Power List" (2014) - Selected to the 2014 Lawyers of Color "Power List," a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.

  • Hispanic Business 50 Influentials List (2013) – Featured among 50 influential national leaders in the country.

  • Super Lawyers (2010–2013); Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2007) – Chosen by his peers in the area of business litigation.

  • Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation (2012) – Recognized for his commitment to the community and his efforts to expand pipeline programs for Hispanic students.

  • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2011) – Awarded "Professional Lawyer of the Year" recognition.

  • LatinTRENDS magazine (formerly Defining Trends Magazine) (2009) – Named to "Latino Trendsetter" list.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “So You Made Partner, What Next?,” DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 12, 2014 (Speaker)

  • The Inaugural National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair 2014, Washington, D.C., April 4-5 2014 (Keynote Speaker)

  • "Top Ethical Pitfalls Faced by In-House Counsel," Pitney Bowes CLE Presentation, Stamford, CT, March 21, 2013 (Speaker)

  • "Trade Secret Litigation," Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute 2012, New York, NY, August 2012 (Speaker)

  • "The Top Ethical Pitfalls Faced by In-House Counsel," LS University, Roseland, NJ, November 2011 (Speaker)


Publications

Lawyer's Lantern - Miguel Pozo
Diversity & The Bar, September/October 2013
Miguel Pozo
Spotlight On Miguel A. Pozo - Feature Interview
Rutgers School of Law - Newark, September 2009
Miguel Pozo
SEO’s Opportunity Knocks Newsletter
SEO, September 2009
Miguel Pozo
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Press Mentions

On HispanicBusiness.com, Miguel Alexander Pozo is highlighted for being named as National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). , HispanicBusiness.com , September 30, 2013
In NJBIZ, Miguel Alexander Pozo, President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association, discusses his plan to strengthen the Association by partnering with corporate America on co-branded programs designed to benefit the community. , NJBIZ , December 12, 2012
In Diversity & The BarMiguel Alexander Pozo is highlighted for being elected President of the National Hispanic Bar Association. , Diversity & The Bar , December 10, 2012
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Related Areas

Commercial & Business Litigation
Employment
Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement

Education


Rutgers University School of Law - Newark ( J.D. , 1998 ) , Managing Editor, Rutgers Race and the Law Review
Hofstra University ( B.A. , 1994 ) , Dean's List

Bar Admissions


New Jersey

Court Admissions


1998 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2003 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2003 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2008 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2008 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2008 , U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations


  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
    • National President (2013-2014)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBANJ)
    • President (2009-2010)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Garden State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Committees
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Civil Practice Committee (2010-2012)
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Office of Attorney Ethics - District Ethics Committee (District V) (2008-2009)
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Criminal Practice Committee (2004-2007)
  • Charitable Boards
    • New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLEEP) (2010-2012)
    • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Latino Advisory Council, Member (2009-2011)
    • Boys and Girls Club of Newark, Board of Trustees, Member (2008-2010)
    • Newark Museum, Latino Programming and Marketing Committee, Member (2008-2011)
  • Fellowships
    • "Alan V. Lowenstein" Public Interest Fellowship (2000)
    • Fellow, C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court (1997-2000)