Lori P. Hager

Of Counsel

(973) 631-6028
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Lori Hager joined the firm at its inception.  She practices in the commercial litigation group with an emphasis on intellectual property, and contract disputes.  Her practice concentrates on numerous types of claims including copyright, patent and trademark infringement claims, preparation and prosecution of copyright and trademark applications, and the supervision of trademark oppositions.  In addition, Ms. Hager provides general corporate counsel and litigates corporate claims.

Lori has experience in all phases of litigation from discovery through appellate briefing and argument.  She is experienced in practicing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office concerning trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. She acts as corporate counsel to a number of businesses, consulting in areas that include corporate strategy, structure, copyright and trademark portfolio maintenance, and protection of trade secrets. 

In 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed Lori to serve on the District XA Ethics Committee.  Lori regularly presents seminars to educate attorneys, clients and the public on Intellectual Property issues and business ethics.  She serves on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations and donates many hours of her time to pro bono activities. 

Lori served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Sybil R. Moses, Assignment Judge for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County for the 2002-2003 term. 

News

Speaking Engagements

New York City Bar Association Bridge The Gap, “Introduction to Intellectual Property,” “Civil Litigation,” and “Landlord Tenant,” February 3, 10, 2012, July 12, 2013, February 7, 2014, July 23, 2014, and May 27, 2015, December 11, 2015, December 7, 2016, October 5, 2017

Practicing Law Institute Introduction to Landlord Tenant Law, May, 2016

Winter Writers Symposium, Copyrights and the New Author, February 28, 2015

Lehigh University, Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Intellectual Property 2007 to Present

Princeton Photo Club, Personal Privacy and Photography, Where to Draw the Line, November 6, 2014 and “Once the Sutter Closes, Your Rights Begin” April 1 2014

Leading Women Entrepreneurs Legal Insights for Growth, Protection & Promotion of Your Business June 10, 2014 and May 21, 2015

Paralegal Association of New Jersey, Evidence and Ethics Seminars, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015,

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Ethics and Intellectual Property for the Promotional Products Industry,  Las Vegas, Nevada 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013

Centenary College, Small Business Assoc. Intellectual Property and the Small Business Owner, July 20, 2013

New Jersey Bar Association Convention, What to Do with Your Paralegal, May 17, 2013 

Weiss Accountants, Corporate Litigation and Intellectual Property for the CPA Feb. 25, 2012

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), HR Managers: The First Line of Protection for Corporate Intellectual Property Sept. 19, 2012

LawLine Copyright Pot holes and Speed Bumps on the Information Superhighway, webinar for Attorney CLE Credit, December 15, 2011

Seton Hall University Copyright Symposium, Digital Millennium Copyright Act and College Professors March 5, 2009

Publications and Presentations

"The Hidden Costs of a Home Purchase," Garden State Woman Magazine (Issue 47) Co-Author

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar for Intellectual Property Litigation (2014)

Selection for inclusion in New Jersey Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation (2009 - 2016)

Community Service

Board of Directors, The Metro YMCA Of the Oranges

Trustee, The 200 Club of  Morris County

Board of Directors, HomeSharing

New Jersey State Bar Association, Law Adventure Committee, Member

New Jersey State Bar Foundation Speaker’s Bureau, Member

Membership

Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association