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  • Women's History Month Afternoon Tea
    Wed, Mar 29
    Russian Tea Time Restaurant
    Mar 29, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Russian Tea Time Restaurant, 77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Please join ChiWIP for a relaxing small-group afternoon tea service on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 4:30-6:00 pm in recognition of Women's History Month.
  • ChiWIP Student Ambassador - IP Careers and Networking
    Tue, Apr 04
    Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP
    Apr 04, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP, 120 S La Salle St suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Interested in a practice in Intellectual Property? Join us for a discussion of the various aspects of an IP practice with our panelists, from both in-house and firms.
  • Webinar Series: In-House Counsel Life (Virtual Lunch & Learns)
    Apr 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Join us for Part 3 of our lunchtime webinar series on in-house counsel life presented by the ChiWIP In-House Advisory Committee.
  • Diversity in the Legal Profession
    Tue, May 02
    Chapman Spingola, LLP
    May 02, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Chapman Spingola, LLP, 190 S La Salle St ste 3850, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Join ChiWIP for a discussion about diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.
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ChiWIP is committed to promoting the success of women+ in the field of intellectual property law by building, connecting, and sustaining all members of its community. Read our statement about how we are working towards achieving and maintaining a nondiscriminatory and equitable organization.

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Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP) is a networking and mentoring group committed to the connection, promotion and success of professional Chicago women in all stages of practice of every facet of IP law. 

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Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson is the newest Corporate Counsel at SquareTrade. Prior to her role as in-house counsel, Stephanie spent seven years working as a patent litigator. When asked about her transition from private practice to in-house, Stephanie notes that she enjoyed her patent practice, but was looking for a change in her day to day that would present different and unique opportunities. Stephanie enjoys the variety of work in her in-house counsel position, where she works on a broad scope of matters, including employment law, corporate governance, international law, negotiations, contracts, litigation, human resources, and data privacy, just to name a few. Stephanie did not hesitate to highlight how happy she is in her in-house counsel position, where she has found a challenging, yet steady and consistent work environment, and a great team.


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