Deputy General Counsel
Cara Hirsch is the Deputy General Counsel for ARTstor. In this role, she works closely with ARTstor's General Counsel to refine ARTstor's intellectual property and other legal strategies for the organization. She is also responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide range of content, licensing and third-party vendor agreements; supervising the legal due diligence on the ARTstor collections; and conducting research and working on legal and policy matters in areas such as employment, benefits, and tax.
From 2004-2008, Ms. Hirsch was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she specialized in both intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. At Weil, Ms. Hirsch worked on a variety of transactional, litigation and counseling matters including drafting a position paper and congressional testimony on behalf of a major trade organization in connection with a proposed legislative change to copyright law; litigating breach of fiduciary duty cases and copyright and trademark infringement disputes; and negotiating and drafting a variety of intellectual property agreements. Ms. Hirsch also provided pro bono representation to artists and musicians through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Prior to working at Weil, Ms. Hirsch was an associate at the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, where she worked in the areas of litigation, corporate, and intellectual property.
Ms. Hirsch received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was on Dean's List and served as the Writing and Research Editor for the Fordham International Law Journal. Ms. Hirsch received her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with High Honors in History.