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Careers in Intellectual Property Law

About the Program

Did you ever wonder how to get started in copyright, trademark, defamation, or new media law ?  Our powerhouse speakers include young and more seasoned practitioners sharing insights into how they got their starts, their most interesting cases, and opportunities for lawyers in the field of intellectual property law. 


  • Allison Lovelady, Partner at Shullman Fugate, a Florida-based law firm.  Allison handles copyright and trademark litigation and prosecution as well as defamation and media law.
  • Shruti Chopra Shruti Chopra is an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, advising on legal and commercial issues to public companies, private equity funds, and established, high-growth and early-stage companies on a variety of transactions involving intellectual property and technology. She also advises on the development, licensing, transfer, and commercialization of intellectual property, technology, and data assets, and trademark prosecution.
  • Nicole D. Galli is the founder and Managing Member of ND Galli Law LLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) and corporate boutique law firm.  Nicole’s practice focuses on commercial and all forms of IP litigation (patent, trade secrets, trademark, and copyright), IP counseling, trademark and copyright registration, and trade secrets management.  Although she does not have a science background, Nicole has represented numerous clients in patent, trade secrets and other technical litigation in a variety of industries and scientific disciplines for almost thirty (30) years.
  • Megan M. Miller has been prosecuting patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the U.S. and worldwide since 2007, and was an Intellectual Property (IP) paralegal for many years before becoming an attorney. As an attorney at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Megan continues to focus her practice on international trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as international patent prosecution and data privacy.


  • Susan Schwartz, ABA International Law Section