Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute Appoints Three New Fellows

Trade Secrets Institute: Fellows

Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering new intellectual property initiative, appointed Thomas Landman '19, Kelsie Kelly, MS '19, and Sam Goodstein '19 to serve as TSI Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Samuel Goodstein holds a B.A. in Justice Studies from James Madison University. Upon entering law school, Samuel became involved in the Moot Court Honors Society as both a competitor and coach and the Brooklyn Law Review as a Notes Editor. He began surveying different areas of the law while serving as a judicial intern for the Honorable Vincent F. Papalia of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Samuel has explored the various areas of intellectual property law while working as an intern for Louis Vuitton in the IP department. He recently completed working as a Summer Associate at Fox Rothschild LLP and will be returning after graduation.

Kelsie Kelly is a third-year student at Brooklyn Law School. She received her undergraduate and graduate education at Tulane University where she majored in Environmental Biology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. During her time at Brooklyn Law School, Kelsie has served as the president of Brooklyn Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Association and will graduate with a certificate in Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law. She is also a member of the BLS Incubator and Policy Clinic’s Patent Team where she drafts claims and amendments to patent applications, conducts client interviews, and evaluates the patentability of inventions. This past summer Kelsie worked as a Summer Honors Law Clerk in the general law office of the Environmental Protection Agency. Kelsie is looking forward to joining Willkie Farr and Gallagher, LLP as an associate in the Intellectual Property Department next fall.

Thomas Landman is a 3L at Brooklyn Law School and is fascinated by all aspects of intellectual property law. His student note on trade secret law has been selected for publication in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law (Thomas Landman, Trade Secret Protection in Japan and the United States: Comparison and Recommendations, 44 Brook. J. Int’l L. (2019). (forthcoming June 2019)). Most recently, Thomas has worked as a patent agent at a boutique IP law firm. Prior to law school, Thomas worked as a Japanese-to-English translator at several NYC “big law” firms where he translated legal and technical documents for patent litigation, DOJ investigations, antitrust class action suits, and FCPA investigations. He has also worked as an electrical engineer (circuit designer and applications engineer) and a professional musician (jazz guitarist). Thomas is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and Cornell University (BSEE).