J’Naia L. BoydAssociate
J’Naia L. Boyd is an Associate in Rivkin Radler’s Appeals and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.
Prior to joining the firm, J’Naia was a senior court attorney at the New York State Court of Appeals. In this capacity, J’Naia prepared comprehensive reports for the Judges of the Court that analyzed the relevant statutes, regulations, and case law; examined complex state jurisdictional issues; and recommended whether to grant, deny, or dismiss leave in civil motions for leave to appeal. She also drafted memorandum opinions for civil appeals selected for sua sponte merits disposition, an alternative procedure. Additionally, J’Naia practiced with a Baltimore, Maryland, law firm in the area of family law.
While attending the University of Maryland Francis Key Carey School of Law, J’Naia served as a Student Editor for The Authority, and was a member of the INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament Team. Additionally, J’Naia was a student attorney for the Maryland Intellectual Property Resource Center, where she advised start-up companies and individual entrepreneurs on issues such as the requirements for obtaining a patent; requirements for trademark and copyright registration; and maintenance of trade secrets. She also interned for the United States Copyright Office, Black Entertainment Television Networks, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitEducation
University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Howard University, B.B.A., Administration, magna cum laude