May 23, 2019
On May 7, at the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Annual Meeting, Fitch Even partner Alisa C. Simmons, current president of the IPLAC Educational Foundation, was on hand as five local high-school graduates were awarded college scholarships. Each year, the IPLAC Educational Foundation awards scholarships to Chicago Public School students planning to study engineering, science, or pre-law in college.
Other Fitch Even attorneys in attendance at the meeting included IPLAC members Joseph T. Nabor, chair of the Historical Records Committee; Joseph E. Shipley, past IPLAC president; Evan Kline-Wedeen, co-chair of the Field Day Committee; Andrew C. Wood, co-vice chair of the Young Members Committee, and Margaret “Peggy” Herrmann.
Founded in 1884, IPLAC is the oldest intellectual property law association in the United States. Fitch Even attorneys have served as leaders and members of the organization since its inaugural meeting.
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