Alexis N. Mueller
Alexis Mueller concentrates on transactional law in the areas of in digital media, entertainment and intellectual property, with a keen interest in technology related matters. Alexis works with a broad range of digital media and entertainment clients including free-lancers, entrepreneurs, entertainers and artists, as well as larger corporate entities and organizations. He also advises a wide array of clients as a technologist and business consultant. Alexis knows the importance of balancing a keen attention to detail with speed and efficiency, allowing him to meet client needs. Alexis equally enjoys working on behalf of his clients as outside counsel, as he does working directly with them as an integral part of their workflow.
Alexis received his Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he focused his studies on intellectual property law, entertainment law and technology law. Prior to law school, Alexis worked at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Alexis was a founding partner of Mavronicolas Mueller & Dee LLP, the precursor firm to MLG. Prior to that, Alexis worked at the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, where he served as counsel for A&E, Oxygen Network, CourtTV, PlumTV, Glenn Beck, and the Recording Industry Association of America.
Alexis also currently serves as in-house counsel for a variety of entities including, but not limited to, National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc., Kidrobot LLC, WizKids/NECA LLC, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., The Loot Company LLC, and Joseph Enterprises Inc. In that capacity, Alexis works on a broad range of complex transactional and litigation matters, as well as managing general corporate legal governance for these entities.
Alexis also advises his clients during the selection, clearance, development and prosecution of their copyrights and trademarks in the United States, as well as international trademarks under the Madrid Protocol. Alexis has experience representing clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in other legal actions involving intellectual property infringement claims, and in UDRP proceedings for domain name disputes.
Before beginning his legal career, Alexis worked as a software and web developer and network administrator. Information systems and online technologies are not merely recent or passing interests for Alexis. His exposure to these types of technologies began at an early age, tracing from his Commodore 64 and early bulletin board systems, to the network technologies of the nascent Internet, leading Alexis to pursue an Information System degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a double major in English. Alexis remains actively involved in the startup community, and contributes to projects on online open-source software communities like GitHub. This real-world experience provides Alexis with valuable context for technology-oriented transactions.
Alexis is fluent in German and conversant in French.
American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
New York State, United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Publications and Notable Speaking Engagements
A. Mueller and S. Weinberg, Truth or Consequences, Century City Bar Association Newsletter (May 2009)
A. Mueller and T. Butterfield, Are There Pirates in My Safe Harbor?, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter (September 2008)
Panelist on “Ethical Concerns for Attorneys and Executives in Virtual Worlds” at Virtual Law Conference 2008 held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center