• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Georgetown University Law Center
      J.D., cum laude, 1992; Law and Policy in International Business; Juvenile Justice Clinic
    • The American University
      B.A., magna cum laude, in International Relations, 1989
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Florida
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Sharon Carlstedt Britton

Sharon Carlstedt Britton has practiced in the area of commercial litigation since 1992, representing clients on a variety of complex litigation matters, including in the areas of contract, health care, ADA, bankruptcy, insurance and intellectual property. Notably, she has litigated high profile copyright infringement actions on behalf of record labels, music publishers, and artists against Internet companies such as MP3.com and Napster.

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Sharon Carlstedt Britton has practiced in the area of commercial litigation since 1992, representing clients on a variety of complex litigation matters, including in the areas of contract, health care, ADA, bankruptcy, insurance and intellectual property. Notably, she has litigated high profile copyright infringement actions on behalf of record labels, music publishers, and artists against Internet companies such as MP3.com and Napster.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Ms. Britton practiced in New York City as a partner at Thelen, Reid & Priest LLP. Ms. Britton was the co-hiring partner for the New York office of Thelen, a member of the Commercial Litigation Department, the Intellectual Property & Trade Regulation Practice Group and the Diversity Committee.  Ms. Britton was also Of Counsel at the Lauro Law Firm in Tampa where she practiced commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Experience

  • Representing multiple clients in various litigation matters related to ADA accessibility.
  • Significant trial experience, both bench and jury, including cases involving lease disputes, personal injury and insurance contract disputes.

Insights

Publications
  • Co-Author, "Developments in U.S. Copyright Law Arising from Internet Music Cases," Bright Ideas, publication of the New York State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section (Winter 2001)
Speaking Engagements
  • ACC-WCFL CLE Program Hosted by Phelps Dunbar (July 2015)
  • Co-creator and co-host, "Women in Intellectual Property," an annual CLE program of the New York State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section (June 2003)
  • Presenter, "General Copyright Law," New York State Bar Association, CLE Bridging-the-Gap Intellectual Property Program, New York (May 19, 2003)
  • Presenter, "The MP3 and Napster Cases: What Have They Done to Copyright Law?" New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Meeting, Lake George, New York (October 12, 2002)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (Board Member)