Northwestern University School of Law,
University of Cincinnati,
M.B.A., Operations Management, 1994
The Ohio State University,
Illinois USDC, Northern District
US Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law; Diversity Action Committee
Intellectual Property Law; Patent Litigation
National Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Chief Counsel, 2010-2013
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Intellectual Property Associate, 2002-2010
Department Manager, 1994-1999
Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.
Team Manager, 1989-1992
Mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
While Michelle's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, her practice focuses on patent and copyright infringement litigation. Michelle has litigated cases in federal district courts across the country and represented clients before the International Trade Commission. She previously served as the primary legal advisor to the world's largest online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans.
Drawing on her educational background in mechanical engineering and business administration, Michelle represents clients in a variety of disciplines, including electrical and computer systems and wireless technologies. She also helps these clients protect their intellectual property in the online world.
"Protecting Your Brand in the Face of Expanded Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)";
"Trade Secrets and Confidentiality";
webinar sponsored by Financial Poise and West LegalEdcenter, October 28, 2014
"Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs";
live presentation at the National Society of Black Engineers' Regional Conference (Long Island, NY), November 22, 2013
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