Partner Jeremy D. Protas to Speak at Diversity in the Law Panel for IPLAC

June 30, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will host a special, virtual presentation to discuss LGBTQ+ diversity in law. Partner Jeremy D. Protas is one of several esteemed panelists to join this lively discussion, moderated by IPLAC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Cynthia Assam.  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT
Event Name: Raising the Bar: A Virtual Panel Discussion on LGBTQ+ Diversity in Law
IPLAC members and non-members may register for the online event here.

The Honorable Judge Mary Rowland, Dr. Nabeela Rasheed, and Danielle Johnson are among panelists who will cover topics such as:

  • Challenges specific to LGBTQ+ legal professionals
  • Best practices to make a tangible impact in the workplace
  • How to better champion legal professionals holding multiple marginalized identities

Jeremy counsels clients on all types of patent-related matters, while focusing on securing patents in diverse technologies including process control, wireless communication, business methods, medical devices, and bioinformatics. More recently, clients in the exciting and emerging field of bioinformatics have turned to Jeremy for his ability to understand and help protect advancements at the intersection of software and biotechnology. Since 2018, Jeremy has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He was also named one of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) 2013 Rising Stars, and in 2012 he was named one of the best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

IPLAC is known as the bar association for Chicago lawyers, patent agents, and paralegals who want to be a part of the conversation on innovation and technology. The association is at the forefront of innovation on the Chicago scene and is the place where practitioners come together to stay ahead of the curve, make an impact in their community, and network with other forward-thinking thought leaders. To learn more about IPLAC’s “Raising the Bar” virtual event, please click here.

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