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November 2012 CBA REPORT
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member/firm news
Wolfe SBMC is pleased to
announce that leading,
global IP strategist
, has joined the
firm as Strategic Advisor,
providing policy advice in
the expanding intellectual
property environment.
As Strategic Advisor,
Chasser is considered an
expert in the IP consulting industry. Named
“One of the 50 most influential people in
the intellectual property world,” by
ing Intellectual Property
magazine, Chasser
served as Commissioner of Trademarks for
the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, president
of the International Trademark Association
and senior administration positions at the
University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State
University. Chasser served as chair of the
Ohio Technology Transfer Officers Council, a
board member of the Cincinnati Intellectual
Property Law Association, board member
of the National Inventors Hall of Fame
and member of the Association of Univer-
sity Technology Managers (AUTM). Most
recently, she was inducted into the College
Licensing Hall of Fame and is a member of
the Trademark Public Advisory Committee
for the United States Patent and Trademark
Sterling Colvin
, a partner
in Dinsmore’s Cincin-
nati office, was recently
honored for her legal
accomplishments with the
Professional Achievement
Award from Northern
Kentucky University’s
Chase College of Law
(Chase). Colvin, a 1995
graduate, was presented the award at the
annual Chase alumni luncheon on October
5. Colvin leverages 15 years of experience
representing clients through commercial
real estate matters. She focuses her practice
on counseling clients through the often
complex issues associated with acquisitions,
dispositions, leasing, loan, restructuring and
commercial foreclosure. Colvin has been
recognized by her peers as a leader in com-
mercial real estate law by
The Best Lawyers in
Ohio Super Lawyers
and Martin-
Ron Raether
of Faruki
Ireland & Cox P.L.L. will
serve as an event chair
and moderate a distin-
guished panel of experts
at this year’s NetDili-
gence Cyber Risk and
Privacy Liability Forum.
The forum will take
place on Oct. 11-12 at the
Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, Calif, and
address the hottest security issues currently
facing businesses. Forum participants will
gain insight into the issues surrounding data
security, the risks, and the products available
to help spread those risks and related costs.
NetDiligence, a cyber risk assessment and
data breach services company, hosts the Cy-
ber Risk and Privacy Liability Forum annu-
ally. Featuring more than 45 speakers across
two days, the forum is attended by hundreds
of risk managers and cyber liability insurance
leaders from all over the world.
James Kipling
, former
chief legal officer for
the Kenner division of
Hasbro, Inc., has joined
Dinsmore’s Cincinnati
office as a member of the
firm’s intellectual prop-
erty (IP) department. As
chief legal officer, Kipling
had responsibilities that
included all IP protection and enforcement
matters, and all license negotiation and docu-
mentation during a period when Kenner grew
from $40 million to $650 million in annual
sales. During his time at Kenner, he served as
the sole or lead attorney in the negotiation of
master licenses for major headline properties,
including each of the two
Star Wars
the Disney Library, DC Comics Superheroes,
the Marvel Universe, the National Football
League teams and players, NASCAR and its
principal driver teams, among many others.
His insightful IP and Licensing articles have
appeared in every issue since 2001 of the
leading trade journal,
The Licensing Book
and are oft-cited as setting the standard
for the advancement of industry practice.
Kipling earned his J.D. from Georgetown
University of Law Center and his B.S. in
mechanical engineering from the University
of Cincinnati.
Erica M. Spitzig
joined McMahon DeGulis
LLP. Spitzig will be
continuing her practice
in environmental law.
Prior to joining MD,
Spitzig was an associate
at a full service law firm
in northern Kentucky
and also worked in the
Office of the Ohio Attorney General in the
environmental enforcement section. Spitzig is
licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky.
Adams, Stepner, Wolter-
mann & Dusing, PLLC is
pleased to announce that
Angela M. Hayden
been named a partner of
the firm. Hayden practices
in the area of civil litiga-
tion, with an emphasis
on employment law and
domestic relations, and
criminal litigation with particular emphasis
on federal matters. She is admitted to practice
in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as the U.S.
District Courts in both Ohio and Kentucky.
Angela received her B.A. from the College of
Mt. St. Joseph in 1995, and her J.D. from the
University of Akron School of Law in 1998.
White, Getgey & Meyer is
pleased to announce that
Brian Goldwasser
joined the firm as a part-
ner where his 19 years of
litigation experience will
continue in the repre-
sentation of individu-
als harmed by medical
providers and by other
catastrophic means in
addition to the handling of business litigation
matters. He has worked with a wide variety
of clients including those who have requested
his involvement in the coordination and
managing of national claims.
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