Music & Entertainment
Commercial & Business Litigation
Bar & Court Admissions
New York District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
New York City Bar Association, Chair, Council on Intellectual Property
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A. (summa cum laude)
Nicole Haff is counsel in M&R’s New York office and member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Department. She litigates and resolves disputes for clients in the television, publishing, music, technology, new media and cryptocurrency industries. Nicole also has significant experience providing advice and counsel regarding the U.S. Copyright Act (including DMCA compliance) and U.S. trademark law. She also handles general contract, entertainment, and defamation matters.
Nicole employs a pragmatic approach to her cases and has argued, or played a central role in, successful appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Appellate Division for the State of New York, and New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. She honed her skills as a litigation associate at an Am Law 50 firm, before moving on to more senior roles, including Chairing the Litigation Department at a New York-based entertainment and business law boutique just prior to joining M&R.
Over the years, Nicole has been designated as both a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer Magazine—this in recognition of her work as a business and intellectual property litigator. Martindale-Hubbell has designated her as “AV Preeminent,” the highest-level peer rating an attorney can receive.
Given her unique background, Nicole has been quoted or interviewed by CNN, Forbes, Fox News Radio, Bloomberg, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, the Daily Mail, and the New York Law Journal, among other outlets.