Sharon Carlstedt Britton - Attorney at Law

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5052

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Biography

Sharon is a shareholder in the Firm’s Tampa office focusing her practice on commercial litigation. Since 1992, Sharon has been representing clients on a variety of complex litigation matters, including in the areas of contract, health care, ADA, insurance, white collar and intellectual property. She has significant successful trial experience and, notably, has litigated high profile copyright infringement actions on behalf of record labels, music publishers and artists against Internet companies. Sharon’s experience also includes representing well-known, national companies in various litigation matters related to ADA accessibility. 

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Background

Sharon grew up in Tampa and attended the Academy of the Holy Names. She graduated magna cum laude from The American University with a degree in International Relations and minors in Business and Russian Language. She received her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating with honors and serving on the Law and Policy in International Business Law Journal.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Sharon was a partner at a national firm based in New York City, where she was co-hiring partner. Subsequently, Sharon was of counsel at a firm in Tampa where she practiced commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.  

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Law and Policy in International Business (cum laude, 1992)
    • Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • The American University, B.A. International Relations (magna cum laude, 1989)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, Board Member and Executive Vice President
Articles & 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, 2001
Presentations & Seminars
  • IGNITE Tampa Bay 2018, June, 2018
  • Presenter, ACC-WCFL, Copyright and Intellectual Property CLE Program, 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
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