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While competition has always driven businesses to change, the pace of change today is greater than ever before. Connie draws on a wealth of experience while also keeping pace with industry advances to help her clients move both quickly and carefully. Connie’s clients also appreciate the care she takes to understand their unique business all while protecting their competitive advantage in diverse industries across the U.S. and the world.

Connie has extensive experience in the negotiation of software, SaaS and other technology agreements, as well as supply and distribution agreements. Connie particularly enjoys providing assistance with new technologies and has advised clients and negotiated contracts in the area of artificial intelligence. Connie also provides advice and counseling on intellectual property portfolio management and dispute resolution.

Connie previously taught both copyright and trademark law classes at IU McKinney law school and was named Indianapolis Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2022 by The Best Lawyers in America®. Connie was also a founding member of the S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court where she served on the Executive Committee for five years.

Other Info About Connie


Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1989, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Indiana University, B.S., Applied Mathematics, 1985

Bar Memberships

Connie is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Connie is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Northern District of Illinois

Northern District of Indiana

Southern District of Indiana


Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2023-2024

The Best Lawyers in America®: Copyright Law, 2020-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2022, 2024; Trademark Law, 2020-2024

Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, 2016

Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law Awards, Distinguished Barrister, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Executive Committee/Officer of The Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2018-2022; President 2022-2023

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair, Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee, 2014

Certified Mediator

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Indiana Artisan, Inc., Board of Directors 2016-2020; legal counsel ongoing


Connie was invited to speak at the following events:

NFTs, the Metaverse and Blockchain: Need a Drink?, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 2022

Major Publications

Connie is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Author, “ERP vetting, contract negotiation and implementation“, published by The Indiana Lawyer, July 6, 2022

Co-Author, “How breaches expose businesses to multiple attacks“, published by The Indiana Lawyer, December 8, 2021

Author, “Trademarks in the Supreme Court: 2019-2020”, published by The Indiana Lawyer, December 11, 2019

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