Breaking Barriers: Pioneering Innovation, Driving Success
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
  • Breaking Barriers: Pioneering Innovation, Driving Success

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    Event description

    At the forefront of today’s dynamic legal landscape is a concentrated effort to promote diversity in innovation. Join Wells Fargo and Winston & Strawn LLP for an engaging and insightful program spotlighting the remarkable role of women in driving innovation and invention within the legal profession and the financial services industry. Our speakers will:

    • delve into the remarkable contributions of women at Wells Fargo, highlighting their roles as innovators and inventors;
    • shed light on their individual journeys, sharing the challenges they’ve overcome, milestones they’ve achieved, and lessons they’ve learned; and
    • share the tangible benefits of innovation, including how it has positively transformed Wells Fargo and other organizations.

    This program promises to be an inspiring and informative event for legal professionals who recognize the pivotal role of diversity, innovation, and invention in shaping the future of the legal industry. Join us as we highlight and celebrate the achievements of women and explore the profound impact of their work in our organizations and our world.

    This event is hybrid. We offer 3 ways to attend:

    1 – Virtual – Please register to receive the Zoom link

    2 – In-Person – Charlotte, North Carolina at the Winston & Strawn Office – 300 S Tryon St #1600, Charlotte, NC 28202

    3 – In-Person – San Francisco, California at the Winston & Strawn Office – 101 California St 35th floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Our Moderators: 

    • Tracea Rice, Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Danielle Williams, Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Becky Troutman, Partner and Co-Chair, Technology, Media and Telecom Industry Group, Winston & Strawn LLP

    Our Panelists: 

    Marria Rhodriquez, Patent Strategist, Wells Fargo

    Rob Glance, Head of Intellectual Property, Wells Fargo

    Kourtney Eidam, Patent Strategist, Wells Fargo

    Carrie Hanson, Patent Strategist, Wells Fargo








    Note: This event is open to non-ChIPs members. If you a ChIPs member, please register under a Member RSVP option. If you are not a ChIPs member, please register under a Guest RSVP option.

    Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate to companies in a broad array of industries for 170 years. The firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global presence, with more than 975 attorneys across four continents. At Winston, we strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget; serve our communities and the public interest; promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession; and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.

    Winston & Strawn LLP’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) Practice is comprehensive – offering counseling, investigations, and audits to protect clients’ IP and litigation to enforce or defend clients’ IP rights. The team litigates patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright, as well as licensing and other technology transaction matters.

    Winston’s more than 120 IP lawyers advise clients on protecting and leveraging their IP to meet their legal and business objectives. Our IP attorneys regularly litigate IP disputes before the federal courts, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), state courts, and international arbitration tribunals.