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2/3 - Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast

February 3, 2022 6:45 AM to 8:45 AM


Fiesta 1-3

“Why not? Advancing in the Legal Profession”

Judge Nancy F. Atlas, with moderator Tammy Pennington Rhodes, will discuss her extraordinary career as female attorney.  Judge Atlas will provide insights on how she overcame obstacles and stereotypes during her legal journey from private practice in New York and Texas to becoming a Senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.  Judge Atlas is a truly gifted speaker with an endearing humble personality that not only provides encouragement to others but also valuable career advancement strategies.

The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas, Senior United States District Judge (Inactive),
Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX

Tammy Pennington Rhodes, Wenderoth, Houston, TX

Sponsored in part by: Knobbe Martens and Wenderoth


  • Atlas200 Atlas, Nancy F.

    Southern District of Texas, Houston Division | Senior US District Judge (Inactive)

    Senior United States District Judge Nancy Atlas was appointed to the bench in 1995 for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, and took inactive status in 2021. Judge Atlas served on the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security from 2005 to 2015 and was its chair from 2010 to 2015. Locally, Judge Atlas chaired the Southern District’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Court Security Committee for most of her judicial tenure.
  • Pennington_Tammy200 Pennington Rhodes, Tammy

    Wenderoth | Of Counsel

    Tammy Pennington Rhodes focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to computer hardware/software systems, communications/networking, and hydrocarbon exploration/production inventions.