Professional Biography

Laura Mujenda Associate

  • New York

    D +1.212.261.6880

    F +1.212.977.1649

    New York

    30 Rockefeller Plaza, 22nd Floor

    New York, NY

    +1.212.261.6880

    LMujenda@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Laura Mujenda maintains a broad-based complex commercial litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on business and intellectual property matters. She has experience defending and bringing claims for breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and trademark and copyright infringement. She has handled various aspects of civil litigation, including dispositive motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution and trial preparation.

Laura also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has helped a mother win a considerable settlement against the City of New York and the New York City Police Department in a case involving municipal negligence. And she continuously assists survivors of torture and/or persecution in removal proceedings file for asylum and withholding of removal under the United Nations Convention against Torture.

At Fordham University School of Law, Laura was a staff member for the Fordham International Law Journal, as well as a competition team member for the Fordham Dispute Resolution Society, Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot. In collaboration with the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic, Laura researched, wrote and published A Handbook on Rape and Sexual Violence: Best Practices of Community-Based Paralegal Programs and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Professional Leadership

  • NYC Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts, New York, Member

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie, New York, NY, Summer Associate, 2014, 2015
  • Kaplan, Friedman & Associates, Boston, MA, Immigration Litigation Paralegal, 2011 - 2013

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, LL.M., French, European & International Business Law , 2016
  • Boston College, B.A., Communications, 2011

Languages

  • French