MWI21 (3)

02/01: Communication Challenges - A Primer for the Week

February 1, 2021 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern standard time

A Primer for the Week

Join speakers from our distinguished Mid-Winter Institute faculty to hear about key communications problems and pitfalls that will be addressed as the week progresses. This program will walk you through the series of Master Classes that will be provided to help you improve your negotiation, persuasion, and communication skills.

Our series of expert instructors will provide a road map for your learning throughout the MWI.

Moderator: Ury Fischer, Lott & Fischer, Coral Gables, FL

Communications: James Rea
Negotiation: Ury Fischer
Written Communication: Michael Stewart
Putting your Best Foot Forward: Gillian Drake


  • Fischer, Ury 200 Fischer, Ury

    Lott & Fischer, PL | Founding Partner

    Ury Fischer is a founding partner of Lott & Fischer. Mr. Fischer dedicates his practice to patent and trademark procurement and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Fischer’s patent procurement practice concentrates in the areas of mechanical and electrical arts, software and business methods. Mr. Fischer has represented a diverse group of U.S. and foreign-based clients in patent, trademark, copyright and computer law litigation matters.
  • Stewart Michael 200 Stewart, Michael

    Fishman Stewart | Partner

    Michael Stewart is a founding member of the firm. He has worked in a wide range of technical areas including information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, and mechanical, aerospace, computer, and nuclear engineering. His practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, e -commerce and information technology, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including domain name arbitration proceedings, Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, intellectual property evaluations/due diligence and drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property agreements. His litigation experience includes both trials and oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michael is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court.
  • Rea-James-200 Rea, James

    ExpertsClearly | Communications Coach

    James has spent more than twenty years helping scientists, engineers, policymakers, attorneys and other experts communicate their work to the world. Through his work with ExpertsClearly, and in five years as a lead workshop instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, James has coached staff and leadership at institutions such as Toyota, Pfizer, the Mayo Clinic, the US Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, the US Department of Energy, and many of the nation’s leading research universities and medical centers.
  • Drake-Gillian200 Drake, Gillian

    Acting for Lawyers | Founder & President

    Gillian Drake is a nationally recognized expert on the courtroom behavior of witnesses, lawyers, and juries. She has consulted on hundreds of cases since 1985—many of them high-profile and diverse: from spies to priests accused of sexual abuse, from high-level government officials accused of corruption to financial and tax-services executives prosecuted by the federal government, from custody battles to malpractice suits. Ms. Drake is a member in good standing of the American Society for Trial Consultants.