Butzel Long attorneys featured during MINASF Midwest Seminar September 12-14, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Beth S. Gotthelf and Claudia Rast will be featured speakers during the Michigan Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishers (MINASF) Midwest Conference September 12-14, 2019 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Gotthelf was instrumental in developing the conference and will serve as a moderator for a presentation titled, “Launching into the Future. Is Space the Next Frontier for Surface Finishers?” She also will serve as a panelist for a program titled, “PFAS Update, Environmental Issues and Government Relations.”

Rast will participate in a presentation titled, “Cyber Security – The Number of Attacks on Small Business Will Shock You – Are You Protected? What to do if You’ve Been Hacked?”

Beth S. Gotthelf

Gotthelf is Butzel Long’s Director of Innovation and External Relations and is based in the firm’s Birmingham office. She brings a pragmatic and holistic approach to clients’ issues, assisting them in reaching their business goals, often matchmaking clients’ needs and acting as an outside general counsel. She counsels clients in governmental contracting, and related topics such as ITAR, EAR, Foreign Military Financing and Foreign Military Sales. Gotthelf also is a leader in environmental law, bringing creative solutions to remediation, redevelopment, tax incentives, and waste management.

Claudia Rast

Rast is the Chair of Butzel Long’s Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Group and a frequent speaker on issues of data security and privacy. Based in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, she blends her expertise in law, business, and science to assist companies in their strategic use of technology, counseling clients in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of data.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter @butzel_long or : https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Walsh Professor Brings International Conference to Detroit

Professor and Chair of Walsh’s Economics and Finance Department John Moore, Ph.D., CPA, was recently elected president of The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) during its 43rd annual international conference in Finland. Established in 1975, EBHS fosters interdisciplinary scholarship in business and economics, history and how historical perspective applies to current issues. Its members are an international community of historians, economists, business professionals, social scientists and others living in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and the Far East.

The 44th international EBHS conference will be held in Detroit in June 2019. “Many of my EBHS colleagues have said Detroit will be a fascinating location for the conference,” said Moore. “There was strong enthusiasm among members to travel here.”

Moore attended his first EBHS conference in Portugal in 2010, after which he published an essay in the EBHS scholarly journal, Essays in Economic & Business History and was awarded Best Published Journal Article by a New Author (2011). He joined EBHS that year.

The keynote speaker for the 2019 EBHS conference will be Paul Ballew, Vice President and Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Ford Motor Company, who was also a Walsh adjunct instructor in the 1980s. “We are excited to have Paul as our speaker. He is a tremendous scholar and embodies the balance between a practical career and significant intellectual contribution, which aligns with Walsh values,” said Moore.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Fort Shelby and Moore will encourage his students to attend. “Having your eyes opened to the wider world is an important part of the educational experience,” he said.


ABOUT WALSH

Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school. Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township and Port Huron, as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Brooks Kushman Shareholder To Speak At The Managing Intellectual Property Trademark Roadshow In New York

Managing Intellectual Property is hosting the second annual Global Trademark Roadshow in multiple cities across the United States, including New York, where Brooks Kushman shareholder Kristin L. Murphy will be speaking. At each city location, panels will be led by experts in the industry, and there will be an array of opportunities for in-house trademark and IP counsel to learn more about the global trademark marketplace and the developments in global trademarks through engaging talks and networking.

Murphy will be discussing when it makes sense to litigate. She will be specifically focusing on balancing enforcement and business costs, practical considerations involved in undertaking enforcement, and what to do when an enforcement goes viral and threatens your reputation.

With over 20 years of IP experience, Kristin Murphy’s practice includes all aspects of IP protection. She works with multi-national corporations on the management of patent and trademark portfolios, as well as IP litigation. With respect to trademark matters, Kristin has experience managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, and works with clients on drafting and negotiating agreements, preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Kristin’s wide-range of trademark experience allows her to navigate complex issues and develop strategic trademark resolutions that are in the best interest of her clients’ business needs. She also have experience working alongside legal and marketing teams to develop strategic branding objectives.

Murphy earned her Juris Doctor and LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of New Hampshire (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.


About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.