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Biography

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 and protect their competitive advantage.

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 with various aspects of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the blockchain including launching, licensing and providing online marketplace and other platforms involving NFTs. Connie also provides advice and counseling on intellectual property portfolio management and dispute resolution. She 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 serves clients in diverse industries doing business across the U.S. and the world. Connie was a founding member of the S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court where currently serves as President.

Other Info About Connie

Education

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):

Indiana

Courts

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

Northern District of Illinois

Northern District of Indiana

Southern District of Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®
Copyright Law, 2020-2023; Indianapolis Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2022
Trademark Law, 2020-2023

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

Presentations

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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