Julianne M. Hartzell Receives Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women Alta May Hulett Award

March 29, 2012

The Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women will honor Partner Julianne M. Hartzell at its annual awards luncheon on May 15, 2012. Ms. Hartzell will receive the "Alta May Hulett Award," named for the first woman lawyer in Illinois. The award is presented annually to a recipient who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession, and whose career exemplifies the highest level of professional achievement, ethics, and excellence.

Julianne M. Hartzell focuses on intellectual property litigation. She represents both inventors and corporations in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation in district courts throughout the country, before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Ms. Hartzell is the current president of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2008. Ms. Hartzell is also an active member of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, an organization focused on professionalism and civility in intellectual property law, and a current member of the Damages and Injunctions Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association. At Marshall, Gerstein, & Borun LLP, she was a founding member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, serves on the Pro Bono Committee (which named her Pro Bono Partner of the Year in 2011), and is the chair of the Recruiting Committee.