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AIPLA Diversity in IP Law Webinar: OGs of IP - The Sequel
June 9, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Please join us for another installment of our OGs of IP forum. This practical program is designed to provide candid, concrete advice for younger attorneys to follow in the footsteps of our OGs*, all of whom are esteemed diverse attorneys who have achieved uncommon levels of success and defied the odds. Success in the legal profession, i.e., mastering one’s craft and/or reaching the upper echelons of one’s organization, is difficult for anyone—and only more so for diverse attorneys, who often must confront a number of implicit biases and structural inequities just to stay afloat. Our panelists will share their professional and personal journeys to the top, including the critical roles played by mentors, sponsors, and other relationships, navigating virtual work, what it takes to succeed, and things they wish they’d known earlier.
The panel will include attorneys with diverse backgrounds and practices, with a mixture of in-house and outside counsel.
Sandip Patel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandip-patel-8687691/), Partner (Patent Attorney) at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Kenya Pierre (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenyathackerpierre/), Deputy General Counsel at Strava
Kirupa Pushparaj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirupapushparaj/), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Step
Melissa Scanlan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissascanlan1/), Vice President, IP and Antitrust at T-Mobile
Yuichi Watanabe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuichi-watanabe-09862930/), Partner at Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP, will serve as our moderator.
AIPLA members attend free!
No CLE credit offered.
*”OG”—short for “original gangster”— is slang for “someone who’s incredibly exceptional, authentic, or ‘old school.’” See https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/og/.
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