Trade Secrets Institute: Fellows
Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering new intellectual property initiative, appointed Alexandra Caleca, Paul Fraulo, and Diyang Liu to serve as TSI Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Since graduating from Boston University cum laude in 2010, Alexandra Caleca has focused her professional sights on the legal field. She worked as a paralegal in the New York offices of prominent firms such as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu P.C., where she found her passion for intellectual property law. At Brooklyn Law School, Alexandra is involved a wide range of student activities, serving as President of the Intellectual Property Law Association and Fashion Committee Founder and Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, along with memberships in the International Law Association, Phi Delta Phi, and the Legal Association for Women. She has also found time to hold externships in the intellectual property departments of major international fashion companies, including PVH, David Yurman, and Louis Vuitton. This year, in addition to her TSI Fellowship, Alexandra will be working at Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin LLP and will have a note published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.
Before attending law school, Paul Fraulo spent two years as a physics teacher and senior residential life advisor at Qatar Leadership Academy, a bilingual boarding school in Al Khor, Qatar. His experience with computer technology eventually led him to BLS, where he has worked with numerous startups as a member of the Brooklyn Law and Incubator Policy (BLIP) Clinic. He is Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society in the Appellate Division, and founder and coach of the Transactional Law Team. At the 2013 Transactional LawMeet Competition, Paul won the honor of the Best Draft Amendment. He has previously interned with Hon. Edgardo Ramos of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York and this summer, he will serve as a summer associate at boutique patent firm St. Onge, Steward, Johnston and Reens.
Since attending the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a B.S. in chemical engineering, Diyang Liu has balanced her distinct interests in science, fashion, and the law. During her undergraduate studies, she was a researcher on antibody engineering projects while also interning at the San Saba County Attorney’s Office and styling fashion shows and shoots for major publications, such as Marie Claire and Teen Vogue. Diyang has continued to incorporate each of her interests into her law career through a focus on patents and intellectual property. She is a member of the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic, the New York City Bar Association Science & Law Committee, the Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Law Association. Between her first and second years at BLS, she won the prestigious New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship and worked with TIAA-CREF. This summer, she will serve as a summer associate at Mayer Brown.