Jocelyn Hanamirian


Jocelyn Hanamirian is Counsel at Klaris. She is deeply familiar with the legal needs of storytellers, brands, and digital ventures, and is passionate about partnering with her clients to achieve their goals.

Jocelyn brings varied experience in several sectors to Klaris, from representing large global businesses in content clearance, commercial transactional work, and litigation and enforcement, to advising startups and technologists. She previously served as in-house counsel at The Walt Disney Company, counseling Disney Animation, Pixar, and Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products on cutting-edge IP, rights, technology, and transactional matters. At Disney, she also strategically managed and enforced the trademark portfolios for iconic brands.

Jocelyn began her career in litigation at Dechert LLP and has taught on IP, Internet law, and privacy at a law clinic serving the MIT startup community. She is adept at assisting clients at the convergence of content and technology, helping clients of all sizes responsibly navigate IP and data matters. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US). Prior to law school, Jocelyn worked as a journalist and she is a strong advocate for her clients’ freedom of expression.

Jocelyn currently serves as vice-chair of the International Trademark Association (INTA)’s Famous & Well-Known Marks U.S. Subcommittee. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor in Chief of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. Jocelyn is admitted to practice in New York.