Committees

The Association has a combined total of twenty-four active Committees and Delegates, whose scope covers all aspects of intellectual property law and practice and related topics, including alternative dispute resolution, legislative oversight and amicus briefs, meetings and forums, and continuing legal education.

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Scope of the Committee
The NYIPLA Associate Advisory Council was created in April 2021 with the mission of empowering the next generation of NYIPLA leaders and potential board members and expanding the NYIPLA community.

Eric Greenwald, Co-Chair
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks LLP
eric.greenwald@wolfgreenfield.com
Christine-Marie LautureCo-Chair
Lauture IP
christine-marie@lautureip.com 
Khalil Nobles, Co-Chair
Gunderson Dettmer
knobles@gunder.com


Scope of the Committee
To coordinate the activities of the Association relating to preparation and submission of amicus briefs, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Mark Chapman, Co-Chair
Haug Partners LLP
mchapman@haugpartners.com
Irena RoyzmanCo-Chair
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
iroyzman@kramerlevin.com  

Board Liaison: David Goldberg
Members: Bruce Baber, James Bollinger, Daniel Brooks, Paul Colletti, Leslie Fischer, Brian Gummow, Annemarie Hassett, Marylee Jenkins, Leslie Kushner, Charles Macedo, Joshua Mitchell, Marc Pensabene, Lewis Popovski, Robert Rando, Prajakta Sonalker, Ksenia Takhistova, Marian Underweiser, Margaret Welsh

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The NYIPLA Amicus Briefs are accessible at http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/AmicusBriefsNews.asp
Wansheng Jerry Liu, Delegate
Fox Rothschild LLP
WLiu@foxrothschild.com
Brian RotheryDelegate
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC
brothery@ssmp.com 
Scope of the Committee
To consider all aspects of United States, foreign and multi-national copyright law and practice, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Tatsuya Adachi, Co-Chair
Leichtman Law PLLC
tadachi@leichtmanlaw.com
Mitchell SteinCo-Chair
BraunHagey & Borden LLP
stein@braunhagey.com  

Board Liaison: Scott Greenberg
Members: Jack Blumenfeld, Daniel Brooks, David Einhorn, Anthony Famularo, Christine Feller, Pu Feng, Jeremy King, Joshua Mitchell, Christine Rosenblatt, Laure Sawaya, Zoya Shpigelman, Mitchell Stein, Robert Wasnofski, Joshua Weigensberg

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Scope of the Committee
To consider intellectual property issues having an impact on in-house intellectual property counsel, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Steven Purdy, Co-Chair
IBM Corporate Litigation
Michele AntisCo-Chair
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Board Liaison: Colman Ragan
Members: Michelle Antis, Paul Diamond, Kevin Ecker, Joshua Harris, Joel Lutzker, Gerard McGowan, Lou Sorell, Joshua Harris, Marian Underweiser, Cheryl Wang, Paula Wittmayer

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Scope of the Committee
To consider established and developing intellectual property issues specific to the fashion industry and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Karla Ng-Aspiras, Co-Chair
Tapestry, Inc.
kaspiras@tapestry.com
Laure SawayaCo-Chair
Maesa
Laure.sawaya@maesa.com

Board Liaison: Cheryl Wang
Members: Saphya Council, Robert Roby, Cheryl Wang

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Patrice Jean, Co-Chair
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
patrice.jean@hugheshubbard.com
Thomas MeloroCo-Chair
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
tmeloro@willkie.com  


The NYIPLA Hon. Giles S. Rich Diversity Scholarship Recipients and submission forms can be found at http://nyiplef.org/
Scope of the Committee
To publicize and conduct a law school writing competition on an intellectual property law topic, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Richard Brown, Co-Chair
Day Pitney LLP
rbrown@daypitney.com
Timothy CaineCo-Chair
HEA Law PLLC
timothy@hea-ip.com  

Board Liaison: Jenny Lee

The submission forms and Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition Winners can be found at http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/ConnerWritingAwards.asp
Scope of the Committee
To solicit, gather, and review nominations for the Inventor of the Year award, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Christopher Lisiewski, Co-Chair
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
clisiewski@arelaw.com
Ksenia TakhistovaCo-Chair
ktakhist@gmail.com  

Board Liaison: Paul Bondor

Members: Margaret Brivanlou, Patrice Jean, Kenneth Sonnenfeld

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Nomination forms and NYIPLA Inventor of the Year Recipients can be found at http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/InventoroftheYearAward.asp
Scope of the Committee
To consider issues and agreements that IP practitioners frequently encounter in connection with intellectual property and technology licensing, development, ownership, and sale including in M&A transactions, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding emerging issues and educational topics related thereto.

Andrew Chien, Co-Chair
Siemens Medical Diagnostics Inc.
achien@gmail.com
Christopher LohCo-Chair
Venable LLP
cloh@venable.com  

Board Liaison: Jonathan Berschadsky
Members: Omobolaji Bedu, Margaret Brivanlou, Richard Brown, Daniel Brownstone, Hemmie Chang, Paul Diamond, Karolina Ebel, Kevin Ecker, Peter Emmi, Corey Horowitz, Christopher Loh, Joel Lutzker, Douglas Nemec, Robert Roby, Diana Santos, Lou Sorell, John Stellabotte, Peter Sullivan, Peter Thurlow, Paula Wittmayer

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Scope of the Committee
To consider aspects of law firm management, particularly as they pertain to law firms and practice groups practicing intellectual property, and to publish and present as appropriate on such topics with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Mark Bloomberg, Co-Chair
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
mbloomberg@zuberlaw.com
Keith McWhaCo-Chair
Lerner David LLP
kmcwha@lernerdavid.com  

Board Liaison: Paul Bondor
Members: Andrew Berks, Robert Roby, Liza Walsh

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Scope of the Committee
To evaluate proposed federal and state legislation and rules, including PTO and Court rules, that may impact patent and other intellectual property issues; to develop positions and recommendations on the proposed legislation and rules for consideration by the NYIPLA Board of Directors; and to communicate the NYIPLA's positions and recommendations to the legislative and rule-making bodies, as approved by the Board.

Anthony Lo Cicero, Co-Chair
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
alocicero@arelaw.com
Jeanna WackerCo-Chair
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
jeanna.wacker@kirkland.com  

Board Liaison: Robert Isackson
Members: Andrew Berks, Daniel Brownstone, Jeffrey Butler, Annemarie Hassett, Michael Johnson, Charles Macedo, Daniel McGlynn, Marc Pensabene, Colman Ragan, Robert Rando, Lynn Russo, Karan Singh, Lou Sorell, Ksenia Takhistova, Peter Thurlow, Jeanna Wacker

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The NYIPLA Legislative Actions are accessible at http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/Legislative_Action.asp.
Scope of the Committee
To coordinate and oversee the public dissemination of significant news regarding key, IP-related legislative and court developments, as well as NYIPLA programs, events, activities and significant achievements, and to make reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to the foregoing.

Brian Doyle, Chair
Notaro Michalos & Zaccaria PC
brian.doyle@notaromichalos.com

Board Liaison: Gene Lee
Members:

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Kathleen McCarthy, Chair
King & Spalding LLP
kmccarthy@kslaw.com

Scope of the Committee
To consider all aspects of patent laws and practice which affect the rights of United States entities in technology and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Joy Goudie, Co-Chair
Wissing Miller LLP
joygoudie@outlook.com
Clint MehallCo-Chair
Davidson, Davidson & Kappel LLC
cmehall@ddkpatent.com 

Board Liaison: Jonathan Berschadsky
Members: Armando, Amin, Joseph Anderson, James Barabas, Andrew Berks, Jonathan Berschadsky, Alan Bornstein, Daniel Brownstone, Laura Brutman, Michael Cooper, Ursula Day, John Desmarais, Chi Eng, Raymond Farrell, Dan Fischer, Leslie Fischer, Daniel Forchheimer, Thomas Giannetti, Laurence Greenberg, Dina Halajian, Corey Horowitz, Katarzyna Kostro, Christopher Larus, Wan Chieh Lee, Arthur Liberman, Karen Mangasarian, William Marsillo, Kevin Mason, Patrick McClay, Gerard McGowan, Joshua Mitchell, Gregor Neff, Steven Rizzi, Ashley Ross, Ryan Schneer, Karan Singh, Peter Thurlow, Hunter Wang, Carl Wischhusen

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Scope of the Committee
To consider legislation and rules affecting practice and procedural matters in intellectual property litigation outside the Patent and Trademark Office, and other matters relating to practice in such litigation, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Brett Cooper, Co-Chair
Russ August & Kabat
bcooper@raklaw.com
Steven RizziCo-Chair
McKool Smith PC
srizzi@mckoolsmith.com 

Board Liaison: Marc Pensabene
Members: Kenneth Adamo, James Barabas, William Baton, Jack Blumenfeld, Andrew Cochran, Jeffrey Colemna, Larry Coury, John Desmarais, Chi Eng, Daniel Forchheimer, Eric Greenwlad, Daniel Huttle, Michael Johnson, Katarzyna Kostro, Charles Lizza, Marc Pensabene, Gregory Neff, Rory Radding, Heather Schneider, Mattehw Sklar, Jack Slobod,

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Scope of the Committee
To consider all aspects of internet and privacy law in the United States, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Jessica Copeland, Co-Chair
Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
jcopeland@bsk.com
David LeichtmanCo-Chair
Leichtman Law PLLC
dleichtman@leichtmanlaw.com 

Board Liaison: Diana Santos
Members: James Bikoff, Karolina Ebel, David Einhorn, Peter Emmi, Anthony Famularo, Timothy Rousseau

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Scope of the Committee
To formulate and present a series of monthly continuing legal educational programs of interest to the broad spectrum of the Association's membership, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

David Bomzer, Co-Chair
Cantor Colburn LLP
TDBomzer@cantorcolburn.com
Lynn RussoCo-Chair
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
lynn.russo@hugheshubbard.com 

Board Liaison: Heather Schneider
Members: Kenneth Adamo, Elana Araj, Ethan Horwitz, Patrice Jean, Colman Ragan, Ksenia Takhistova, William Thomashower

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Scope of the Committee
To provide thought leadership in legislation, rules and litigation relating to post-issuance proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board ("PTAB"), and to make recommendations to the Board. Also to provide lectures and information on latest trends and practice pointers for practice before the PTAB and appeals from PTAB decisions.

Kenneth AdamoCo-Chair
Law Office of KRAdamo
kradamo23@gmail.com 
Charles MacedoCo-Chair
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
cmacedo@arelaw.com 

Board Liaison: Robert Rando
Members: Christopher Lisiewski, Chandler Sturm, Thomas Giannetti, Brian Gummow, Joshua Harris, Stuart Pollack, Kenneth Adamo, Linnea Cipriano, Andrew Cochran, Chi Eng, Daniel Huttle, Marylee Jenkins, John Stellabotte, Vi Tran, Laurence Greenberg, Michael Johnson, Christopher Loh, Steven Rizzi, Timothy Rousseau, Margaret Welsh

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Scope of the Committee
To prepare, edit, publish and disseminate such publications as may be requested by the Board of Directors, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors

Kyle KoemmCo-Chair
Fenwick & West LLP
kyle.koemm@gmail.com
Margaret WelshCo-Chair
Baker Botts LLP
margaret.welsh@bakerbotts.com 

Board Liaison: Patrice Jean
Members:

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The Report, a quarterly NYIPLA publication, is accessible at https://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/TheReport.asp
Scope of the Committee
To provide input and support to the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a Strategic Plan designed to enhance the long term direction and impact of the NYIPLA.

Robert Isackson, Co-Chair
Leason Ellis LLP
isackson@leasonellis.com
Heather SchneiderCo-Chair
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
hschneider@willkie.com 
Robert Rando, Co-Chair
Taylor English Duma LLP
rrando@taylorenglish.com

Board Liaison: Patrice Jean
Scope of the Committee
To consider all aspects of trademark law and practice, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Deirdre Clarke, Co-Chair
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
deirdre.clarke@novartis.com
Lauren EmersonCo-Chair
Leason Ellis LLP
emerson@leasonellis.com 

Board Liaison: Scott Greenberg
Members: Lawrence Abelman, Armando Amin, Anna Antonova, Bruce Baber, James Bikoff, Daniel Brooks, Ursula Day, David Einhorn, Anthony Famularo, Christine Feller, Pu Feng, Scott Greenberg, Ethan Horwitz, Patrice Jean, Jeremy King, Heidi Moore, Maren Perry, Rory Radding, Christine Rosenblatt, C. Laure Sawaya, Zoya Shpigelman, Matthew Sklar, Mitchell Stein, Ilene Tannen, Hunter Wang, Robert Wasnofski

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Scope of the Committee
To consider all aspects of trade secret law in the United States and other jurisdictions having an impact on the United States, and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Laura Chubb, Co-Chair
Haug Partners LLP
lchubb@haugpartners.com
Mark SchildkrautCo-Chair
Becton Dickinson and Company
mark.schildkraut@bd.com 

Board Liaison: John Mancini
Members: Jonathan Berschadsky, James Bollinger, Kevin Ecker, Arthur Liberman, William Marsillo, William McCabe, Daniel McGlynn, Douglas Nemec

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Laura Brutman, Delegate
Schiff Hardin LLP
lbrutman@schiffhardin.com
Thomas SpathDelegate
Abelman Frayne & Schwab
tespath@lawabel.com 
Raymond Farrell, Delegate
Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLP
rfarrell@cdfslaw.com
John PegramCo-Chair
Fish & Richardson PC
pegram@fr.com 
Scope of the Committee
To facilitate and empower women in their practice of intellectual property law with respect thereto the Board of Directors.

Alexandra Awai, Co-Chair
PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
alexandra.awai@gmail.com
Linnea CiprianoCo-Chair
Goodwin Procter LLP
lcipriano@goodwinlaw.com 

Board Liaison: Abigail Struthers
Members: Michele Antis, Omobolaji Bedu, Julie Bookbinder, Margaret Brivanlou, Laura Brutman, Alexandra Burushkina, Hemmie Chang, Ursula Day, Christine Feller, Annemarie Hassett, Leslie Kushner, Abigail Langsam, Jenny Lee, Karen Mangasarian, Kathleen McCarthy, Donna Praiss Christine Rosenblatt, Ashley Ross, Diana Santos, Heather Schneider, Zoya Shpigelman, Prajakta Sonalker, Ilene Tannen, Vi Tran, Liza Walsh, Cheryl Wang

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Scope of the Committee
To address the concerns and needs of minorities, women and newly-admitted lawyers, and to report with respect thereto to the Board of Directors.

Jennifer Deneault, Co-Chair
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
jdeneault@paulweiss.com
Margaret MortimerCo-Chair
Dechert LLP
Margaret.mortimer@dechert.com 
Jasmine De Cock, Co-Chair
Fish & Richardson PC
decock@fr.com

Board Liaison: Marc Pensabene
Members: Joseph Anderson, Anna Antonova, Omobolaji Bedu, Alexandra Burushkina, Saphya Council, Justine DelVecchio, Eric Greenwald, Ryan Klarberg, Patrick McClay, Heidi Moore, Ryan Schneer, Karan Singh, Prajakta Sonalker

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