Nakia D. Hansen is a New York City-based attorney and digital strategist with over a decade of experience advising clients and organizations on the practical applications of an increasingly digital world. She has represented a wide variety of clients in the entertainment, fashion, e-commerce, arts, advertising, nonprofit, and media industries. On any day of the week you might find Nakia serving as in-house counsel for a nonprofit healthcare organization, acting as Of Counsel/trademark specialist for a boutique NYC law firm, or advising select clients on intellectual property (IP) matters.
Prior to practicing law, Nakia was engaged as a social and digital media strategist for large, international organizations. This experience infuses her law practice with a unique perspective and insight into the spaces in which her clients build, promote, and protect their businesses. Over the years, she’s had the pleasure of working in other diverse fields including anti-violence advocacy, race and ethnicity relations, criminal and family law, and legal marketing.
A proud Tar Heel, Nakia earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She went on to receive her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and an LL.M (Masters of Law) in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is licensed to practice in New York.