Alissa L. DePass, Esq.

DePass Legal

Alissa L. DePass, Esq.

DePass Legal


Alissa L. DePass is the founder of DePass Legal, a boutique intellectual property and business law firm in NYC. As both a commercial litigator and transactional attorney, she counsels clients on key decisions impacting their businesses, ranging from strategies to protect their intellectual property to product development and regulatory compliance.  She also assists clients with matters involving workplace discrimination and NYC’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act.

Alissa’s clientele spans various countries and industries, including tech, consumer products, health/wellness, international development, publishing, e-commerce and digital media. She began her legal career at one of the top 100 law firms in the nation, where she successfully defended corporate clients against multi-billion dollar claims and helped government entities recover million-dollar losses, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Alissa has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including representing U.S. and international clients in state and federal courts around the country.  She is admitted to practice in New York, Florida and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (among the most prestigious federal courts in the nation).

On a personal note, Alissa serves on the Advisory Board of the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, supporting people living with sickle cell disease and their families.  She also judges startup competitions, including for ConsenSys, the leading blockchain venture production studio worldwide, and Start-Up Chile, an accelerator founded by the Chilean government.


Practice Areas

Business Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Sports and Entertainment, Trademarks

Type of Practice

Private Practice

Years of Practice

5-10 years

States Licensed to Practice



Undergraduate School

New York University

Law School

University of Virginia School of Law (Top Ten Law School)

Bar Admission

New York

Memberships and Honors


Caribbean Attorneys Network
Women in Blockchain
Alumni Board Member, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (UVA Law)


Empire State Counsel Honoree


DePass Legal
11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York , NY , 10004
(212) 651-4856

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