The Modern IP Lawyer: A Boot Camp for Success in 2017

Date: June 08, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 70 West Madison St., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

Contact: Alison Rifkin

Please join us for Nixon Peabody’s annual CLE seminar for corporate counsel and other legal executives with oversight of intellectual property. Our 2017 program will include cutting-edge legal topics impacting your organization’s management of its intellectual property and its business. Fulfill your CLE requirements and stay up to date on important legal issues and updates.

Registration is complimentary and includes breakfast and lunch.


  • Moderator & Welcome
    Janet Garetto
  • Finding a Balance: The Ethics Around Social Media for Attorneys
    Lisa Sullivan and Ann Chen, Senior Counsel, Abbott
  • Wired Attire: The IP and Business of Wearable Tech
    Peter Prommer, Brad Taub, Christopher Keefe, Jill Gordon
  • IP Litigation Strategies: Profitable Protection
    Russell Genet and Michael Nicolas of Longford Capital Management, LP
  • The Trump Administration and IP: The Swamp, the Deep State and Making Patents Great Again
    Wayne Tang
  • Software Licensing: Plan Now or Pay Later
    Jason Kunze, Deanna Kunze
  • Due Diligence Strategies for IP
    Paul Rodriguez, VP, Chief IP Counsel and Chief International Counsel, RR Donnelley
  • Optimizing Efficiency in your IP Practice for Meaningful Results
    Cary Levitt, COO, Dennemeyer & Co. LLC
  • Luncheon Panel: A GC/Chief IP Counsel and Assistant GC Perspective
    Jessica Bahr, Senior Counsel/Director, Constellation Brands, Inc., Christopher Clancy, GC, Panduit Corporation and Phillip Petti, Chief IP Counsel, USG Corporation, Janet Garetto, Moderator


7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Program

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 4.5 CLE credits, including Professional Responsibility/Ethics credits. See details here.

Our Speakers

  • Jessica Bahr, Senior Counsel/Director, Constellation Brands, Inc.
  • Ann Chen, Senior Counsel, Abbott
  • Christopher Clancy, General Counsel, Panduit Corporation
  • Janet Garetto, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Russell Genet, Director, Longford Capital Management, LP
  • Jill Gordon, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Christopher Keefe, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Deanna Kunze, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Jason Kunze, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Cary Levitt, Chief Operating Officer, Dennemeyer & Co. LLC
  • Michael Nicolas, Managing Director, Longford Capital Management, LP
  • Phillip Petti, Chief IP Counsel, USG Corporation
  • Peter Prommer, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Paul Rodriguez, Chief IP Counsel, RR Donnelley
  • Lisa Sullivan, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Wayne Tang, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Brad Taub, Nixon Peabody LLP
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