Lara M. Ruggerio

Associate She / Her / Hers

Lara Ruggerio is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, focusing her practice on domestic and international trademark portfolio management, brand development and protection, and trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement. Furthermore, Lara has extensive experience in litigation, managing all aspects of discovery, preparing for and defending depositions, and appearing at motions and case management conferences. Lara is also experienced in handling domain name disputes and drafting take-down requests.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

In 2018, Lara was awarded the Dorothy Day Pro Bono Service Award, acknowledging her completion of 60+ hours of pro bono work throughout law school. In addition, as a student in Villanova Law’s Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic, she represented clients at hearings before the Social Security Administration and filed subsequent briefings related to Social Security claims in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. James J. Ferrelli, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, 2018-2019

Judicial Externships

Hon. Sue L. Robinson, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, 2016

Hon. Marie E. Lihotz, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, 2016

Professional Activities

Burlington County Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association



Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (J.D. 2018)
Intellectual Property Concentration
Intellectual Property Student Scholar
Dean’s Merit Scholar
Dorothy Day Pro Bono Service Award
Executive Board Member, Villanova Law Moot Court Board

Lafayette College (B.S. 2015)
Marquis Scholar Honor Program
Dean’s List
Sigma Xi Honor Society (Research: Role of the Ventral Premotor Region in Grasping Novel Objects)
Order of Omega Honor Society
Independent Research



New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey