Amanda J. Alasauskas

Biography

Amanda is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office, where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation and business disputes, entertainment and media law, intellectual property and transactional services, and product liability. Amanda has represented entities ranging from small businesses to national corporations in state and federal court in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. She has also handled proceedings within the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and prosecuted trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, Amanda provides transactional services to commercial and entertainment clients. Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Amanda practiced at a boutique civil litigation firm, where she gained considerable litigation and courtroom experience.

Amanda proudly volunteers her time with Lawyers for the Creative Arts as President of the Associate Board and a volunteer attorney, providing pro bono legal services to clients in the local arts and entertainment communities.

Practices

Entertainment and Media Law
Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Product Liability
General Trial Practice

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
    • Associate Board President, 2021-2023
    • Associate Board Secretary, 2019-2021
    • Volunteer Attorney, 2017-Present
  • Women in Music, Chicago Chapter
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
    • Young Lawyer Assistant Editor, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer

Publications

  • "Roll For Initiative In The Battle Of Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License," Lawyers for the Creative Arts, January 2023
  • "Pumped Up Kicks: What’s Up in the World of Sneaker Customization," Lawyers for the Creative Arts Blog, April 2022
  • "A Young Lawyer’s Perspective: How "Bigly" is the Future of the Music Industry? It’s "Yuge!," ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2018
  • "A Young Lawyer’s Perspective: Trademarks, Counterfeits, and Piracy! Oh, My! — Hot Topics in Global Intellectual Property," ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2018
  • "Save Rock and Roll: A Look at Rights Afforded to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Why Federalization Should Be Granted," 66 DePaul Law Review  265, 2017
  • "A Law Student’s Perspective: Digital Get Down—Music Licensing in the Digital Age," ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 2, Winter 2017
  • "Third Circuit Strikes Down New Jersey Sports Gambling Law...Again; PokeĢmon Go and Sue for Nuisance!; Wiz Khalifa Pulls a 180 on Record Company Concerning 360 Deal", ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 1, Fall 2016

Presentations

  • Genome Testing in Foodborne Illness Cases – Tracing Your Pathogen Through the Supply Chain, DRI Products Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA 2020

News

Chicago, January 23, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers
Five Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® list as leading practitioners in their field across Illinois.

January 13, 2023
Alasauskas Authors Article on Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License for Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP associate Amanda J. Alasauskas authored an article, "Roll For Initiative In The Battle Of Dungeons & Dragons' Open Gaming License," for Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

December 09, 2022
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP at the Lawyers for the Creative Arts 50th Anniversary Gala
On December 8, Partner Michelle Wahl and Associates Amanda Alasauskas and Thomas Kliebhan attended the Lawyers for the Creative Arts 50th Anniversary Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with performances from outstanding artists from a broad range of ensembles, genres, and styles.

November 04, 2022
Four Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Amanda J. Alasauskas focuses her practice on Entertainment and Media Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services, Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes and Product Liability. She received her J.D. in 2017 from DePaul University College of Law and her B.A. in 2014 from the Indiana University Bloomington.

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