Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1991

University of Virginia, B.A., 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • New York, 1992
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • The Honorable James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1991-1992
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Kandis Koustenis is a shareholder with Bean, Kinney & Korman focusing her practice on intellectual property strategies, protection, and enforcement. She helps clients manage complex brand and content-related issues including global brand portfolio development and management, licensing and other intellectual property transactions, advertising claims review, privacy compliance, and federal court and TTAB litigation. Kandis has more than 25 years’ experience advising clients from a variety of industries as in-house and outside counsel in New York City and, since 2013, here in her home state of Virginia. Her in-house experience as intellectual property counsel for Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us and Kenneth Cole augments her ability to provide practical, business and budget driven advice.


Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney - Intellectual Property, 2019

World Intellectual Property Review Leader, 2019-2020

Virginia Business, Legal Elite in Intellectual Property/Information Technology, 2017-2020

Professional & Community Affiliations

International Trademark Association, member

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When not practicing law, Kandis enjoys reading fiction and history, knitting, weekends in Charlottesville, and taking walks by the river in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and yellow Labrador retriever.