FOUNDER & MANAGING ATTORNEY
Francesca Witzburg is the Founder and Managing Partner at ESCA. Inspired by a love of modern culture and design, she built a cutting-edge law firm dedicated to working with brands to protect and monetize their intellectual property in our digital age. Prior to launching ESCA, Francesca worked in the Manhattan office of Dentons, one of the world’s largest law firms. During the early stages of career, she amassed in-house experience with a focus on brand protection work for brands like Prada, Tory Burch, and Diamonds International.
Francesca's business practice has evolved with the ever-changing intellectual property landscape. She is currently navigating one of the most dynamic and intriguing areas of IP - the battle against counterfeit goods. Presently, Francesca is collaborating with some of the world's most rapidly growing brands, laying a strong intellectual property foundation for them. At the same time, she's implementing a global protection and takedown strategy targeting counterfeits of today's most sought-after consumer products. Her dedication to innovation drives her to stay at the forefront of the field, ensuring she offers her clients the most effective and comprehensive protections possible.
Francesca graduated cum laude with a double major in History and Spanish at Villanova University.
She received her law degree with a concentration in intellectual property from the top-IP law school Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the highly-ranked Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.
Francesca has academically published pieces in INTA’s The Trademark Reporter, The World Trademark Reporter, and Pepperdine Journal of Business. She has been featured in leading publications including Women’s Wear Daily, Council of the Fashion Designers America, Law360, and ThriveGlobal.
Francesca is recognized as an outstanding IP attorney by New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.