Janet Hoffman


After graduation, Janet clerked with the Hon. Lawrence W. Pierce (Second Circuit) and worked three years as a litigation associate at the Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison firm in New York City. In 1987, she joined Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu and became a partner in 1990. Janet concentrates on international trademark protection and enforcement, with a personal focus on the countries of the former U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe. In 2014, she decided to take senior counsel status, largely to pursue development of the art legacy of her late husband, Leonard Rosenfeld.

Though she doesn’t feel old enough to receive a lifetime achievement award, Janet was the recipient of the International Trademark Association President’s Award in 2015. The premier trademark association recognized Janet for her more than 25 years of service as an INTA member and active volunteer. She was chosen by her peers for being a “global thinker” dedicated to the goal of international expansion since the 1990s and was commended for her efforts to bring members from Eastern Europe into the Association through her encouragement and mentoring.

Many of us remember Len Rosenfeld, Janet’s late husband, who attended prior reunions with Janet. Len was an American expressionist who was a contemporary of Williem de Koonig and Franz Kline. Len passed away in 2009. A one-man show of Len’s Wire and Can’s pieces just completed in New York City at Denise Bibro Fine Arts which has taken on exclusive representation of Len’s art estate.

Hung Up Running Shoe and Man (mixed media, 69″ x 35″ 1991)

Chinatown – The Year of the Fish” (mixed media, 74″ x 46″ 1983-85)

Janet looks forward to seeing everyone at our reunion this fall.

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