Marla's practice focuses on matters involving business, estate, and intellectual property disputes. She has significant experience working on shareholder derivative actions and dealing with claims under North Carolina's Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Marla also regularly works on cases involving patents, trademarks, and contracts concerning intellectual property. She has experience in North Carolina's Business Court and federal court.
Clients count on Marla for her responsiveness and creative approach to solving legal problems. She pays close attention to the latest cases and trends in the law to pursue client objectives. Marla also has significant experience working with advanced technology to manage cases involving large amounts of electronic discovery.
Prior to joining the firm, Marla graduated in the top 5% of her class at the University of Florida where she served as the Editor in Chief of the Florida Law Review. Marla also served as a judicial intern for two federal magistrate judges for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Central Florida, Order of Pegasus, President's Leadership Council, Burnett Honors College.
"40 and Under Hot List," Benchmark Litigation, 2018-2019
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