Ed Marquette, DAG Chair

Ed Marquette, DAG Chair


The ABA-IPL Section created the Diversity Action Group (DAG) to support and advance diversity-related initiatives within the intellectual property bar, to foster the recruitment into and advancement within the profession of diverse individuals, to reach out to individuals who represent diversity within the profession concerning the benefits of Section membership, to secure the active participation of diverse speakers and authors for Section programs and publications, and to provide diverse lawyers with clear pathways to attain leadership roles.

Join DAG

DAG works on a wide range of diversity initiatives, and new members and ideas are always welcome to join. We hold monthly calls to discuss diversity initiatives which are spearheaded by DAG subcommittees.

Pipeline subcommittee

The Pipeline Subcommittee focuses on initiatives for promoting careers in IP law, including mentoring students who are entering or considering entering the profession. Its co-chairs are Nicholas Kim and Priya Coutier.

The Promotion Subcommittee

The Promotion Subcommittee focuses on in-reach opportunities, such as creating a bureau of diverse authors and speakers and tracking diversity within the Section. Its co-chairs are Thad Chaloemtiarana and Monte Squire.

Outreach Subcommittee

The Outreach Subcommittee focuses on promoting diversity within the Section by organizing events and other outreach initiatives targeting diverse attorneys.

Communications Subcommittee

The Communications Subcommittee focuses on the communications and social networking aspects of DAG.

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