Nicole Bergstrom is a partner in the Litigation Group. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the 2024 "Ones to Watch" edition for Intellectual Property Law. Super Lawyers magazine named her a 2023 "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation.
Nicole focuses her practice on content and speech in a variety of forms. She is an experienced litigator with significant expertise in copyright, defamation, right of publicity, false advertising, and related areas of the law. Her clients include publishers, creative agencies, brands, media companies, filmmakers, and video game developers, among others.
Ms. Bergstrom’s recent representative litigation matters include:
- Representing a theatre company in a jury trial over claims brought by a former musician;
- Defending a well-known publishing company in copyright infringement actions, including multiple appeals to the Second Circuit;
- Defending an advertising agency against defamation and related claims brought by former employees; and
- Litigating false advertising claims on behalf of a manufacturing client.
She began her legal career as a summer associate at the firm, and is admitted to practice in the New York state courts, as well as the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
awards & recognition
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for Intellectual Property Law (2024)
Super Lawyers New York Metro-area "Rising Star" (2023)
Columbia Law School (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2013)
-Member of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts
-Competed in the American Constitution Society Moot Court competition, placing as a Quarterfinalist in the Regional Tournament
New York University (B.A., cum laude, 2007)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
What the Supreme Court’s Decision in Warhol Means for Copyright Law
In this webinar moderated by Edward H. Rosenthal, our panel of experts including Nicole Bergstrom, Caren Decter, Melissa Georges, Jeremy Goldman, and Craig Whitney discuss the Warhol decision and its impact on various creative endeavors. Read more.
June 7 2023
From NFTs to Andy Warhol to New Legislation: Current Developments in Copyright
May 11 2022
NFTs, One Year In: A Survey of the Media & Intellectual Property Issues the Community Needs to Know
Hannah Taylor, Jeremy Goldman, Kimberly Maynard, Nicole Bergstrom, and Zach Lewis host a webinar discussing the state of the NFT/Web3 culture and community, as well as diving into the most pressing intellectual property legal issues emerging in this rapidly evolving space. Read more.
March 31 2022
What’s Happening in Copyright Law? Part I
Does your business depend on copyright ownership and licensing, or rise and fall with changes in copyright law? Do you use content created by others or worry that your content is going to be stolen? Are you susceptible to copyright claims from third parties or trolls? If so, please join us remotely for part one of Frankfurt Kurnit's two-part CLE update on current hot topics in copyright law. Read more.
July 22 2020
Understanding Force Majeure: Breach in a Time of Coronavirus
Join litigators from the Frankfurt Kurnit Los Angeles and New York offices for a webinar that will walk through specific “case studies” in which courts have addressed issues such as: what happens when a contract does not have specific force majeure language, how to determine if a specific event triggers a force majeure clause, whether the event prevented or impeded performance, and whether reasonable steps were taken to avoid or mitigate the effects of the event. Read more.
April 3 2020
The ABCs of Independent Contractors in California and New York
You are invited to join attorneys from Frankfurt Kurnit's Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation Group for a roundtable discussion and workshop that will address the classification of independent contractors and employees under rapidly changing California and New York law. Read more.
November 20 2019
“A Tale of Two Cities: Employment Law Compliance in New York City and Los Angeles” in LA
June 6 2019
“A Tale of Two Cities: Employment Law Compliance in New York City and Los Angeles” in NYC
May 22 2019
myLawCLE Video Broadcast
Nicole Bergstrom presents “When Worlds Collide: Emerging Trends in Media and Intellectual Property Litigation” with attorney Toby Butterfield for a myLawCLE broadcast in New York.
November 12 2018
news & press
40 Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers New York Metro List for 2023
Super Lawyers magazine lists 40 Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2023 NY-metro edition. Read more.
The Best Lawyers in America 2024
Best Lawyers in America recognizes 44 Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in the 2024 edition. Read more.
MrBeast Slaps Fast-Food Partner With Suit Over ‘Inedible’ Eats
Law360 mentions Maura J. Wogan and Nicole Bergstrom as counsel to Youtube star MrBeast's Beast Investments, who claims food delivery company Virtual Dining Concepts has tarnished his reputation by serving low-quality food for his MrBeast Burger restaurant. View Article
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1 2023
Judge Finds Virginia Obscenity Statute Unconstitutional and Dismisses Attempt to Have Two Books Declared Obscene
The Media Law Resource Center’s MediaLawLetter published Nicole Bergstrom and Molly G. Rothschild’s article, “Judge Finds Virginia Obscenity Statute Unconstitutional and Dismisses Attempt to Have Two Books Declared Obscene.” (Behind paywall) View Article
Supreme Court Requires Registration Prior to Bringing Copyright Suit
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions affecting the rights and remedies available to copyright owners. Read more.
Blue Man Group Can’t Toss Royalties Suit
New York Law Journal Covers Komolov v. Segal Art Litigation Win
The New York Law Journal has a page 1 story about our win for our art industry clients, David Segal and Mohamed Serry. The article quotes Brian Maas. Jeremy S. Goldman, Caren Decter, and Nicole Bergstrom were also on the team. (Article behind a paywall) View Article
Art Industry Clients Get a Big Win
The Frankfurt Kurnit Litigation team registered a big win for clients David Segal and Mohamed Serry, two New York-based art and antiques dealers. Read more.