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Joan Morgan McGivern - Riverhead, NY

33 West Second Street Riverhead, NY 11901

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Updated: 10/07/2022

Riverhead Business & Corporate Law Lawyer

About Joan Morgan McGivern

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Trademarks & Copyrights

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Council, 2009 - 2012 (Member)
  • Copyright Reform Task Force, Intellectual Property Section, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 2001 - 2007 (Chair, various Copyright Division Committees)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Member)
  • Copyright Society of the United States (Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Member)
  • Copyright & Literary Law Committee, 2009 - 2012 (Member)
  • Association Littaraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI) (Member)
  • Entertainment Law Committee, 2006 - 2009 (Chair)
  • Committee on Computer Law, 1998 - 2001 (Member)
  • Estates & Surrogates Courts, Committee on Trusts, 1995 - 1997 (Member)
  • Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, 1992 - 1995 (Member)
  • Special Committee, Project on the Homeless, 1989 - 1991 (Secretary)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Commercial and Federal Litigation, Committee on the CPLR, 1992 - 1998 (Member)
  • Trusts and Estates Section, Committee on Estate Litigation, 1992 - 1997
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1984
    Juris Doctor, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Law Journal: International Law Journal, Editor
  • Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs, 1981
    Master of Arts
    Major: Political Economy & Policy Analysis
  • Dartmouth College, 1979
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: High Distinction
    Major: Government
  • Chapin School, New York City, New York

Past Positions

  • ASCAP, General Counsel, 2007 - 2012
  • ASCAP, Senior Vice President, 2007 - 2012
  • ASCAP Foundation, Senior Legal Adviser
  • ASCAP, Legal Corporate Affairs, 1998 - 2007
  • White & Case, Associate, 1985 - 1997
  • Hon. Thomas C. Platt, US District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • East Hampton Town Zoning Board, Member
  • IP Magazine, Landslide, Editorial Board, 2007 - Present
  • American Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), Member
  • East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, Member
  • East Hampton Town Energy Sustainability & Resiliency Committee, Member
  • Suffolk County Planning Commission, East Hampton Town Representative


Office Information


33 West Second Street Riverhead, NY 11901

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