February 5, 2020
Fitch Even was proud to be a platinum sponsor of Chicago Women in IP’s Fifth Annual Post-Holiday Dinner on January 22 at the Dalcy at Aba in Chicago. The sold-out event began with open networking and continued with a lively, interactive progressive dinner attended by IP professionals from leading Chicago corporations, law firms, law schools, and service providers.
Fitch Even attorneys attending the dinner included event co-organizer and ChiWIP co-founder and chair Nikki Little, ChiWIP board member Calista Mitchell, ChiWIP committee member and event moderator Amanda Lowerre O'Donnell, Carrie Schneider, Kerianne Strachan, Jackie Thompson, Mark Hetzler, Tim Maloney, Joe Marinelli, and Nick Peters.
Chicago Women in IP is a vibrant networking and mentoring organization committed to the connection, promotion, and success of Chicagoland-area women working in the field of intellectual property law.
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