Dorna Mohaghegh


PhD Student in Jurisprudence and Social Policy


Dorna's research primarily concerns law and politics, legal and democratic theory, and public law.

Before returning to academia, Dorna practiced intellectual property law in New York. She was a senior associate in the Trademark and Brand Management Department at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, a boutique law firm primarily serving the advertising and entertainment industries, and an intellectual property associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she advised private equity investors in the technology sector. In 2021, Dorna was named a "One to Watch" in Intellectual Property by Best Lawyers in America.

Dorna graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2014, where she was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and a research assistant for Dean Emeritus Richard L. Revesz. She received her BA in Political Science with a minor in American History from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and was the recipient of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Award. 

Prior to attending law school, Dorna was a teacher and chair of the Social Studies Department at the International High School of New Orleans.

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014; B.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2009


Collen, Bennett, Lodico, Phil, and Mohaghegh, Dorna. “Applications of Blockchain
Technology to Trademark Protection, Enforcement, and Practice,” INTA Features, July 16, 2018, available at

Mohaghegh, Dorna and Riley, Catherine V. “Leveraging Trademark Law to Commercialize a
Meme,” Law360, February 22, 2017, available at (membership required).