Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2023

83 USA portfolios, as well as contentious actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, World Intellectual Property Organization, and in Federal Courts. She also counsels clients on brand development and corporate identity strategies, portfolio management, licensing, and recovering brands and domain names from cybersquatters, including through ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy Actions, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement programs. Trade Secrets Having recently been named Chicago Trade Secrets “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®, Sherry has extensive experience representing and counseling clients on trade secret and unfair competition matters including litigating Federal and State Court actions for trade secret misappropriation, computer fraud and abuse act, and unfair competition. Sherry’s experience includes guiding clients’ implementation of trade secrets audit and protection programs, as well as strategies for conducting effective exit interviews and recovering computer forensic evidence. Licensing Sherry maintains an extensive licensing practice. She regularly negotiates and drafts agreements involving intellectual property rights both in the United States and abroad, including counseling universities and organizations receiving government funding under the Bayh-Dole Act, enforcement and other complex licensing issues. Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Sherry maintains an active data privacy and cyber security practice, regularly advising Fortune 500 companies on data privacy policies, compliance, and contract review. In this capacity, Sherry has drafted and negotiated data privacy addendums, assisted clients in drafting internal compliance guidelines, and counseled clients on the ever-changing landscape of data privacy laws and regulations. Industry Insights and Community Involvement Sherry serves on the board of trustees for National History Day, is a member of the International Trademark Association’s Data Protection Committee and is a member of the Chicago History Museum’s Exhibits and Education Committee. She is the former chair of the Licensing Executives Society’s Chemical, Energy, Environmental, and Materials and Emerging Industries Committees and a past president of the Chicago Chapter of The University of Texas Exes Alumni Association.

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