Requiescat in Pace: Marya Lenn Yee
The intellectual property bar has lost a spirited champion with the tragic and unexpected passing of Marya Lenn Yee.
Long before I met Marya in person, I'd known of her and the legendarily powerful but compact "girls' IP boutique," Donovan & Yee, that she co-founded with Mary Donovan. What I didn't know is that she'd also co-founded the New York chapter of the Copyright Society -- and that she was not only a brilliant advocate who was incredibly enthusiastic about pathbreaking legal developments in her own practice and elsewhere, but also the go-to person for finding the afterparty. And when Marya was arranging an event, there was always an afterparty. What other named law partner would chair the only Copyright Society panel ever to include a fashion show -- and then offer to model if necessary?
Marya will be remembered at a funeral service on Friday, December 5, at 12:30 pm, at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, located at 630 Amsterdam Avenue (at 91st Street) in Manhattan. Donations in Marya's memory may be made to SHARE.
Counterfeit Chic's thoughts and prayers are with Marya's family and colleagues.