Zoe Rachael Staum is an associate in the Litigation Group at Frankfurt Kurnit.
Ms. Staum represents clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, technology, media, healthcare, real estate and sports. She has substantial commercial litigation and intellectual property experience and has worked on issues involving First Amendment, trademark, copyright, false advertising, royalty and payment disputes, and commercial contract disputes. Ms. Staum litigates commercial matters in federal and state court and arbitration, as well as defending clients in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Staum clerked in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she handled a broad range of disputes, including intellectual property, First Amendment, jurisdiction, employment, and criminal matters, and prepared for oral argument and trial. She previously worked in complex commercial litigation while maintaining an active pro bono practice in immigration and family law, including successful asylum trials and appeal.
Ms. Staum received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a two-time semifinalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court competition, Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law, and Kent Scholar. She received her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from Lafayette College. As an undergraduate, Ms. Staum was nationally ranked in debate and earned a scholarship from the Department of State to study in China.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Staum was an educator at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Ms. Staum is admitted to practice in New York and the Southern District of New York.
Columbia Law School