More than 100 ChIPsters gathered in midtown Manhattan


NEW YORK — The newly formed New York Chapter of ChIPs held its inaugural event in midtown Manhattan, drawing more than 100 women from law firms, companies, academia and government. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of New York delivered the keynote address at the Feb. 27 event, offering both reflections on and inspirational words of wisdom for the future of women in law.

Attendees, most of whom have intellectual property backgrounds, included senior vice president of major corporations, professors, PhDs, heads of government and members of the judiciary enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones over cocktails, Bingo and related shop talk.


Chapter leaders are busy planning the next event at the SDNY courthouse, where attendees will get to hear from and mingle with women on the bench.


Thank you to the chapter leaders: Naomi Waltman, SVP & Associate GC at CBS; Laura Sheridan, Senior Patent Counsel at Google; Carolyn Blankenship, SVP, Associate GC – IP at Thomson Reuters; Caren Khoo, Associate GC at Verizon; Dr. Kassie Helm, Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Allison Hoch Altersohn, Partner at King & Spalding; Lisa Knight; VP and Senior IP Counsel at Amex. And a special thanks to Dr. Helm for providing the event recap and photos.

About ChIPs Chapters


ChIPs currently has nine chapters in the United States and abroad. Each chapter represents a local community of individuals dedicated to furthering the ChIPs mission of advancing and connecting women who work at the intersection of technology, law and government.


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If you are interested in forming a chapter in your area, please contact Karen Royer at