Daisy Darvall’s practice focuses on advising clients on a wide variety of commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including technology, software, trademark, patent, and copyright licensing and analysis, protection of trade secrets and rights of publicity, as well as privacy and other issues related to doing business on the Internet, technology transfer and development agreements, and e-commerce agreements. In addition, her experience includes evaluating and advising on intellectual property and technology issues that arise in general corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financing transactions. She has advised U.S. and foreign companies on intellectual property protection and ownership issues in the context of collaborations and joint-ventures.

Daisy Darvall has particular interest in software transactions and open source issues, privacy and data security, and intellectual property protection issues, the latter arising from her background in media and entertainment. Her experience includes advising on intellectual property and other commercial issues in a variety of fields, including media, entertainment, fashion, advertising, sport, cloud computing and education. She is dual qualified to practice in New York and Australia.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Intersection Between ESG and Technology," UT Law Technology Conference, May 2022


Best Lawyers (2023), Ones to Watch: Technology Law

Associate of the Year — Awarded by the New York Center for Law and Justice for pro bono legal work, 2016

Monash Law School Prize for Research

Peter Twining Prize for Best Thesis in Common Law, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association — Open Source Software Committee

New York State Bar Association — Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section

New York State Bar Association — Publicity, Privacy and Media Committee

New York Associates Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York
  • 2023Texas
  • 2010Australia


  • Columbia Law SchoolLL.M.2012

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

    Editorial Board, Columbia Journal of Asian Law

  • Monash UniversityLL.B.First Class Honors2009
  • Deakin UniversityGraduate Diploma, Journalism2005
  • Deakin UniversityB.A., Journalism2003