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Hugh C. Hansen Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Law

Hugh Hansen retired from his role as a professor at Fordham University in 2024

He established the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy.

    NEW YORK, NY, February 23, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hugh Hansen has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An accomplished attorney with years of experience in constitutional and intellectual property law, Mr. Hansen gained valuable expertise with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Dewey Ballentine Law Firm during the early stages of his career. Subsequently, he honed his professional experiences as a clerk to Judge Murray I. Gurfein of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Inzer B. Wyatt of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. Throughout his career, Mr. Hansen has achieved much, drafting the AT&T response to the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division regarding why it should not seek a breakup of AT&T.

Due to his vast breadth of knowledge, Mr. Hansen served as a law professor at Fordham Law School until his retirement in 2024. As an educator, he taught classes in intellectual property, copyright, trademark, and European Union and international intellectual property law. For more than two and a half decades, he also taught U.S. constitutional law. Throughout his tenure with Fordham, he established the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy. Additionally, Mr. Hansen has been a visiting professor at Melbourne University and a fellow at the Queen Mary Research Institute in London.

Due to his vast breadth of knowledge, Mr. Hansen has delivered numerous distinguished lectures, including "The Supreme Court and Intellectual Property Law: It's Not What You Think" at the John Marshall Law School and "Copyright and the Culture of the Public Domain: A Critical Analysis," which was presented at the 30th Annual Brace Lecture of the Copyright Society of the USA.

An expert in his field, Mr. Hansen holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University. Subsequently, he received a JD from Georgetown University and a Master of Laws from Yale Law School. Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, he aligns himself with several industry organizations, including the Copyright Society of the USA, the International Trademark Association, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. While his career has been filled with highlights, he takes the most pride in participating in interesting cases. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hansen intends to enjoy his retirement and continue to leverage his expertise at annual conferences of the Emily C. & John E. Hansen Intellectual Property Institute.

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