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Samantha Peaslee

Samantha Peaslee

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Samantha Peaslee is an international business and intellectual property law attorney for small- to medium-sized businesses and non-profits. Her practice focuses on entity formation, copyright registration and litigation, trademark registration and litigation, business transactions (cross-border and local), international commercial arbitration, and commercial and civil litigation. She also serves as general counsel for small businesses and non-profits.


Samantha has a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.A. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She placed first in the 5th Annual Shanghai International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in 2015 and was a quarterfinalist in the 12th Annual William C. Vis (East) International Commercial Moot, where she also was the fourth best oralist overall. At Sturm College of Law, Samantha was Senior Managing Editor of Denver Journal for International Law and Policy and published her article "Is There a Place For Us?: Protecting Fan Fiction in the United States and Japan" in its Winter 2015 issue. In addition to her work and research in international business and intellectual property, Ms. Peaslee also researched extensively on state, national, and international energy laws with Professor K.K. DuVivier at Sturm College of Law and piracy issues with the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law.
 
Originally from Alexandria, LA, Samantha has also lived in Vermont, Maine, North Carolina, France, and South Korea. She speaks fluent French and can read Italian and some Korean. She has taught English as a second language in Paris at Montmartre After-School studies and in Seoul at Chungdahm April (Mapo). She currently furthers her international interests as a member of Denver’s Alliance Francaise, Denver Sister Cities Takayama, World Denver, and Denver World Trade Center’s NextGen Steering Committee. Samantha also continues to coach the University of Denver Vis Moot team.  


An avid supporter of the arts, Samantha works with visual and performing artists to protect and promote their works. At Middlebury College, Samantha was a member of the Middlebury College Musical Players. Her capstone with that group was directing a performance of West Side Story in April 2010. Samantha was also involved in dance (notably tap) and choir. Although not actively performing, Samantha now supports the arts through membership in the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and Colorado Attorneys for the Arts. She is also a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.


Samantha is also a member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.


Education


University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies (M.A. in International Studies, 2015)


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D.; Order of St. Ives; International Law Certificate, 2015)
Middlebury College (B.A. in International Studies, 2010)


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Colorado 


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