10/29: Diversity/Elimination of Bias - Your Bias is Showing
October 29, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
90 Minutes Diversity/Elimination of Bias CLE
Diversity/Elimination of Bias - Your Bias is Showing; Diversity in AI;
Lack of Diversity a Bigger Problem for IP In-House Practitioners;
How to Recruit, Retain, and Win with a Diverse Legal Team
Moderator:Dara Kendall, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Excuse Me But Your Bias Is Showing: A thought-provoking look at how implicit bias impacts how we see others, and strategies for identifying and interrupting it. -- Mercedes Meyer, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, DC
Diversity in AI: Navigating your client through the implicit biases that may impact AI. -- Yeen C. Tham, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY
Is Lack of Diversity a Bigger Problem for IP In-House Practitioners? A discussion about the challenges in-house legal departments face. -- Robert Deberardine, Johnson & Johnson, Bridgewater Township, NJ.
How to Recruit and Retain and Win with a Diverse Legal Team: Practical tips for law firms on how to build and mentor your team -- Tara D. Elliott, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, DC
Elliott, Tara D.
Latham & Watkins | PartnerTara Elliott is a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice focuses on high-profile intellectual property proceedings and commercial litigation. Ms. Elliott has a unique combination of private practice and government experience that enables her to navigate clients' most complex legal issues.
Johnson & Johnson | Chief Intellectual Property CounselRobert DeBerardine is Worldwide Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Johnson & Johnson where he manages a group of about 270 IP professionals, of whom about 110 are patent and trademark attorneys. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Robert was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Sanofi. Prior to Sanofi, Robert served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Abbott Laboratories.
IBMYeen Tham is an intellectual property and patent attorney at IBM, based in New York. As the Watson Research Site Counsel for IBM, she facilitates IBM’s legal strategy for artificial intelligence, supporting IBM’s accomplishment as a cutting-edge industry innovator with sixteen hundred IBM AI patents granted in 2018. Her career at IBM has included legal support of IBM’s Watson Research Lab as Site Counsel and Manager as well as analytics software and solutions as Senior Attorney under the Cross Brand team. Yeen has handled joint development and research collaboration transactions, source code licensing, acquisitions and divestitures, procurement of high-value patents, and patent docket management.
Meyer, Mercedes K.
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP | PartnerMercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D. collaborates with her life sciences clients from start-up to Fortune 500 companies on their patent portfolio strategy and manages an extensive biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent prosecution practice.
Proctor & Gamble Company | Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Global Fabric & Home Care