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Meet the National MIHCA Conference Faculty!

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Ambassador Andrew Young

2018 MIHCA Conference Keynote, legendary civil rights leader,

former U.N. Ambassador, and

Mayor of Atlanta

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Sharon Rowen

Founding Partner at Rowen & Klonoski and R&K Productions, Director and Producer of the documentary entitled,

"Balancing the Scales"

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Audrey Boone Tillman

Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Aflac

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Honorable Leah Ward Sears

Partner in the Business Litigation and Appellate Practice at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP and former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court

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Michelle Ifill

General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc. 


Burt Fealing

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Southwire


Monica Howard Douglas

General Counsel at Coca-Cola, North America

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Peter Muniz

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at The Home Depot, Inc.


Neer Gupta

Associate General Counsel at Verizon, Intellectual Property

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Sloane Perras

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, Risk at the Krystal Company and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Restaurants


Vanessa Bailey

Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Intel Corporation


Allen Lo

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property at Facebook

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Ami Patel Shah

Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group's Intellectual Property Finance Group

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Debbie Stone

JD, CPCC, PCC, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker, Novateur Partners

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Erika Jackson Gardner

Assistant General Counsel at The Home Depot, Inc.


Jeanne Somma

Director of Analytics and Managed Review at RVM Enterprises

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Michele Mayes

General Counsel at New York Public Library, Critically Acclaimed Co-Author of "Courageous Counsel"


Ingrid Hackett

General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Quantum Spatial Inc. (QSI)

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Angela Frazier

Assistant General Counsel at Cox Communications, Inc.

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Oni Holley-Brown

Assistant General Counsel - Employment and Data Privacy at U.S. Security Associates, Inc.

Meet the National MIHCA Conference Team!



Glenda Martinez - Former Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Univision Communications Inc.

John Childs -  MIHCA Secretary, Assistant General Counsel- Litigation at Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Marketing Chair

Sonya Olds Som - Partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa

Programming Chair

Lata Setty - MIHCA Chair, Intellectual Property Officer at UnitedLex Corporation

Melba Hughes - Partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa

Members: Sonya Som, Stephen Brown, Angela Grayson, Julie Mehta and Karma Rodgers


Karma Rodgers - MIHCA Executive Director, Partner at MWH Law Group

Jessica Ocampo - MIHCA Law Student Intern, National President of the Law Student Division - Hispanic National Bar Association, 3L Student at The John Marshall Law School

Fundraising and Sponsorships Co-Chairs

Carlos Vasquez - Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel LAC at Visa Inc.

Julie Mehta - MIHCA Vice Chair,

Commercial Counsel at Ecolab, NALCO Water Division

Karma Rodgers - MIHCA Executive Director, Partner at MWH Law Group

MIHCA's Advisory Board

Earl J. Barnes, II - Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Stephen Brown - Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center at KPMG, LLP

Vincent Brunetti - Chief Executive Officer at RVM Enterprises, Inc.

Angela Grayson - Principal at Precipice IP, PLLC

Emery Harlan - Partner at MWH Law Group

Victor P. Henderson - Partner at Henderson Parks, LLC

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