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Women in IP Initiative Planning for 2020 Events

Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative addresses the underrepresentation of women in IP law through programming, networking, mentoring, and a dynamic speaker series. Our Women in IP Speaker Series will continue in 2020, expanding on our 2019 programs.  

Stay tuned for 2020 details of descriptions, dates, and times of each program as we recap the 2019 programs below. 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Recent Trademark Challenges, But Were Afraid to Ask. This program, hosted on March 21, 2019 in our Atlanta Office, was an in-depth discussion about current issues and practical solutions in the branding space featuring:

  • Christine Cason, Assistant General Counsel, Trademark, Copyright, and Law Operations, Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Hali Hill, Corporate Counsel, Hooters of America, LLC
  • Charlotte Murphy, Trademark Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Carrie Kiedrowski, Partner, Jones Day
  • Meredith Wilkes, Partner, Jones Day 

A View From the Top – Bridging the Generational Divide: The ABCs of Gen X, Y, and Z.  This panel discussion, hosted on June 6, 2019 in our New York Office, spoke to the diversity represented by different generations and the unique challenges and opportunities provided in the practice of law, as lawyers work with colleagues who have different perceptions—the result of different generational experiences. Panelists included:

  • Lisa Jakob, Managing Counsel, Trademark Group, Merck
  • Arrielle Millstein, Trademark Counsel, Newell Brands
  • Lindsey Pollak, New York Times Bestselling Author; Leading Expert on Millennials and the Multigenerational Workplace
  • Jennifer Chheda, Partner, Jones Day
  • Meredith Wilkes, Partner, Jones Day 

What You Need to Know About Trade Secrets and the Recent Rise in Trade Secret Litigation. On October 29, 2019, our Los Angeles Office hosted a collaboration panel with Jones Day’s Women in White Collar Initiative. This moderated panel discussed the recent rise of trade secret litigation and offered practical tips for preventing misappropriation. 

  • (Moderator) Nicole Smith, Partner, Jones Day
  • Andrea Weiss Jeffries, Partner, Jones Day
  • Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Jones Day
  • Wendy Wu, Senior Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg 

Women in the Appellate Courtroom. Panelists gathered in our Washington Office on December 11, 2019, to discuss recent attention that has been drawn to the underrepresentation of female Supreme Court oral advocates and to empirical studies on related issues, such as female advocates' "unequal opportunity" to argue and be heard without interruption. The moderated panel consisted of:

  • (Moderator) Jennifer Swize, Partner, Jones Day
  • The Honorable Kara Farnandez Stoll, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Dori Bernstein, Former Director, Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute
  • Beth Heifetz, Practice Leader, Issues & Appeals, Jones Day 

Check back as we update this page with new information about the 2020 Women in IP Speaker Series. Please save the date for the first two Women in IP programs in 2020. Both programs will be offered live and via webinar.

*Jones Day's Atlanta Office will host a Brand Update on March 5, 2020.

*Jones Day's Cleveland Office will host on June 9, 2020 a panel entitled "A View from the Top."

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