COMMITTEES

LAIPLA Committees 2019-2020


Ambassador Outreach Committee
Plans the Ambassador Program, ensuring there is a LAIPLA contact person at all member firms and companies and increases participation of our Member Firms at our events.
Committee Chair: Jack O’Donnell, Morrison & Foerster
LAIPLA Board LiaisonErol Basol, Kubota & Basol

Courthouse Lunch Committee
Plans the yearly courthouse lunch at the Federal Court in a Judge’s courtroom.
Committee Chair: Matt Samuels, Durie
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsTed Chandler, Sidley Austin LLP
Erica Van Loon, Lathrop Gage
Members: Michael Acquah, Hueston Hennigan LLP

Diversity Outreach Committee
Plans our Summer Diversity Fellowship program to increase diversity in the Intellectual Property community.
Committee ChairJennifer So, Honda
LAIPLA Board LiaisonChristopher Jackson, Warner Bros.
MembersNick Fung, Morrison & Foerster
Anthony Peluso, Arent Fox
Daniel Latimer, Honda

The ways to get involved with LAIPLA are many. Committees run the gamut, from Ambassador Committee to Young Lawyer Committee and many in between.

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In-House Outreach Committee
Ensures that LAIPLA meets the needs of its in-house members and increases participation of In-House attorneys at our events.
Committee ChairJonathan Statman, Kubota & Basol
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Erol Basol, Kubota & Basol
Members: Lawrence S. Cohen

Judges’ Night Committee
Plans our biggest night of the year, the Judges’ Night Gala.
Committee Chair: Xinlin Morrow, Morrow Firm
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Ted Chandler, Sidley Austin LLP
Erica Van Loon, Lathrop Gage
Members: Desmond Jui, Lathrop Gage 
Michael Acquah, Hueston Hennigan LLP

Law School Outreach Committee
Plans our Law School Road Show events.
Committee Chairs: Xinlin Morrow, Morrow Firm
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Jacob Zodieru, Arent Fox
Members: Tanya Kiatkulpiboone, Jakks Pacific
Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, Hueston Hennigan LLP
Steven Smyrski, Smyrski Law Group

Past Presidents Outreach Committee
Ensures LAIPLA maintains strong relationship with our Past Presidents.
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Laura Burson, Sheppard Mullin

Patent Dinners Committee
Plans our Fall and Spring patent programs.
Committee Co-Chairs: Colin Cabral, Proskauer
Shilpa Coorg, Winston & Strawn
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Graham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson

Small Firm Outreach Committee
Plans our small firm and solo practitioner networking meetings and increases participation of small firm and solo practitioner attorneys at our events.
Committee Co-Chairs
: Vincent Pollmeier, LTL
Kyri Tsircou, Tsircou Law
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Dave Randall, Brooks Kushman
Members: Adam Lewental, The Lewental Firm
Lawrence S. Cohen

Sponsorship Committee
Solicits sponsorships for our larger events.
Committee Chair: Brooke Böll, Sidley Austin LLP
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Graham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson
Members: Judges’ NightTed Chandler, Sidley Austin LLP
Washington in the West– Ashe Puri, FoxRothschild
Spring Seminar–  Sarah Brooks, Venable LLP
TechTainment– Mark A. Treitel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; David Randall, Brooks Kushman

Spring Seminar Committee
Plans our premier event of the year, Spring Seminar.
Committee Chair: Natasha Daughtrey, Goodwin
LAIPLA Board Liaisons: Ted Chandler, Sidley Austin LLP
Sarah Brooks, Venable LLP
Members: Elizabeth Low, Goodwin

TechTainment Committee
Plans our Technology + Entertainment conference in conjunction with Loyola Law School.
Committee Chair: Mark A. Treitel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Co-Chair
LAIPLA Board Liaison: David Randall, Brooks Kushman, Co-Chair
Loyola Law School Liaison: Professor Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Loyola Liaison
Members: Kiren Ahuja, Hulu
Oral Caglar, CalTech
Celia Cho, Law offices of Celia Cho
Brian Costello, Loyola Law School
Fabio de Sa Cesnik, CesnikQuintino & Salinas
Sherrie Flynn, Coleman & Horwitt
Tracey Freed, Tracey Freed Law
Lindsey Hinojosa, Loyola Law School
Professor Karl Manheim, Loyola Law School
Roya Rahmanpour, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Daniel Stone, Greenberg Glusker

Washington in the West Committee
Plans our successful Washington in the West program, the premier patent prosecution program on the West Coast.
Committee Chair: Jonathan Statman, Kubota & Basol
LAIPLA Board LiaisonAshe Puri, FoxRothschild
MembersErol Basol, Morrison Foerster
Vikas Bhargava, Knobbe
Shilpa Coorg, Winston & Strawn
Darren Franklin, Sheppard Mullin, Richter, & Hampton LLP
Milan Kapadia, Boeing
Donald Min, Johnson Controls
Ruchika Verma, Morrison & Foerster
Benjamin Yaghoubian, Kirkland & Ellis

Women in IP Committee
Plans our Fall and Spring Women in IP programs.
Committee Co-Chairs: Sharoni Finkelstein, Venable LLP
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsHelen Omapas, HARMAN International
Sarah Brooks, Venable LLP
Members: Dora Gruner, NantWorks LLC
Rose Lee, Morrison & Foerster
Natasha Daughtrey, Goodwin Law

Young Lawyers Outreach Committee
Plans our Young Lawyers programs and increases participation of Young Lawyer at our events.
Committee Chair
: Nicholas M. Krebs, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
LAIPLA Board Liaison:  Jacob Zodieru, Arent Fox
Members: Matt Samuels, Durie
Bassil G. Madanat, Ruttenberg IP Law
Colin Bosch, Kirkland Ellis

If you would like to join a LAIPLA Committee, please email the Committee Chair.


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