Cathy Lalor Lueders, JD/MIP ’95
Secretary, Dean’s Advisory Council, Class Agent
Vice President, Managing Counsel
Cathy (Lalor) Lueders is currently Vice President, Managing Counsel at MasterCard International Incorporated in Purchase, New York. She serves as managing counsel for MasterCard Advisors, the payments consulting arm of MasterCard International. Her responsibilities include the negotiation of various agreements with MasterCard issuing banks, merchants, media and non-traditional customers. Her primary focus is in the areas of information products and services, marketing and data analytics and also provides support on trademark matters for the company.
Prior to MasterCard, Lueders was First Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel for Instinet Incorporated, an electronic broker dealer which is now a part of Nomura Securities. She was the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel responsible for all intellectual property, transactional, technology strategies and contractual matters across the company. Prior to her in-house career, Lueders was an associate in the Advertising and Marketing Group of Hall Dickler Kent Friedman and Wood.
Lueders is a 1995 graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law) where she earned both her J.D. and LLM in Intellectual Property. She received her B.A. in Administration of Criminal Justice from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA.
Lueders is very involved with the International Trademark Association and has held many leadership positions on the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee, including Chair of the Bench Memo Committee in 2008-2009, Vice-Chair of the 2009-2010 Competition Year and Chair of the 2010-2011 Competition Year. Currently she is the Chair of a new sub-committee to expand the Competition to a Fifth Region beginning in the 2013-2014 Competition Year. She is also a member of the Academic Committee of INTA, focused on the student membership aspect.