Jenner & Block

 

Awards

  • Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award, 2012
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyers, 2018
  • Glenn T. Johnson Chapter, Black Law Students Association
    The John Marshall Law School Legacy of Opportunity Award, 2008
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Intellectual Property, 2008-2019
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    Patent Star, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Who's Who in Black Chicago Chicago's
    Counselors at Law, 2007
  • Co-Inventor, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,157,989 and 6,721,701

Community

  • Boy Scouts of America
    Advisor, Legal Explorer Post, 1995 – 1999
  • Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Board of Directors, 2008 – 2014
  • Chicago Recovery Alliance
    Pro Bono Counsel, 1997 – present
  • Chicago Scholars
    Board of Directors, 2008 – present
  • Tuskegee National Alumni Association
    Financial Secretary, 2016-18

Service To The Bar

  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter
    Seventh Circuit Reporter, 1994 – 1998
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Diversity Liaison, Corporate Practice Committee, 2002
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Illinois Board of Admissions
    Member, 1st District Character and Fitness Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section Council
    Chair, 2001-2002; Vice-Chair, 2000 – 2001; Secretary, 1999 – 2000;
    Associate Newsletter Editor, 2008 – 2009
  • National Bar Association
  • Northern District of Illinois Local Patent Rules Committee
    Advisory Group, 2017-2018
  • PTAB Bar Association