Samantha Peaslee is an international business and intellectual property law attorney for small- to medium-sized businesses and non-profits. Her practice focuses on entity formation, copyright registration and litigation, trademark registration and litigation, business transactions (cross-border and local), international employment issues, international commercial arbitration, and commercial and civil litigation. She also serves as general counsel for small businesses and non-profits in the Front Range of Colorado. Within Colorado, she works in Denver, the North Metro area, and Northern Colorado.
Samantha has a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.A. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She placed first in the 5th Annual Shanghai International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in 2015 and was a quarterfinalist in the 12th Annual William C. Vis (East) International Commercial Moot, where she also was the fourth best oralist overall. At Sturm College of Law, Samantha was Senior Managing Editor of Denver Journal for International Law and Policy. In addition to her work and research in international business and intellectual property, Samantha also researched extensively on state, national, and international energy laws with Professor K.K. DuVivier at Sturm College of Law and piracy issues with the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. Upon graduation, Samantha was awarded the Order of St. Ives and the Order of the Coif.
Originally from Alexandria, LA, Samantha has also lived in Vermont, Maine, North Carolina, France, and South Korea. She speaks proficient French and can read Italian and some Korean. She has taught English as a second language in Paris at Montmartre After-School studies and in Seoul at Chungdahm April (Mapo). She currently furthers her international interests as co-chair of the Denver World Trade Center’s NextGen Steering Committee, co-chair of the International Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and Co-Vice President of Programs for the Organization of Women in International Trade. Samantha continues to coach the University of Denver Vis Moot team.
An avid supporter of the arts, Samantha works with visual and performing artists to protect and promote their works. Although not actively performing, Samantha now supports the arts through membership in the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.
Samantha is also a member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and a member of its Young Professionals Committee. She is a consultant with the North Metro Small Business Development Center.
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies (M.A. in International Studies, 2015)
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D.; Order of St. Ives; Order of the Coif; International Law Certificate, 2015)
Middlebury College (B.A. in International Studies, 2010)
Federal District Court of Colorado
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
The Potential Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, (April 18, 2016), Treasure Fleet, https://treasurefleet.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/the-potential-impact-of-the-defend-trade-secrets-act/
Try the Carrot, Not the Stick: Why Inversions will Keep Happening Under the Current U.S. Policy (Dec. 7, 2015), Treasure Fleet, https://treasurefleet.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/try-the-carrot-not-the-stick-why-inversions-will-keep-happening-under-the-current-u-s-policy/
Why the Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP Will Not Affect You, (Oct. 20, 2015), Treasure Fleet, https://treasurefleet.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/why-the-intellectual-property-chapter-of-the-tpp-will-not-affect-you/