Marylee Jenkins Appointed as the ABA Representative on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in Intellectual Property Law
The Foundation’s mission is to support members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in their pursuit of careers in intellectual property law in the United States.
“I’m honored to have been nominated by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and confirmed for this role by the ABA Board of Governors,” said Marylee. “Advancing intellectual property law has been a cornerstone of my career, and that includes ensuring that the laws keep pace with innovation, and that the profession represents the diverse communities where we work and live. I wholeheartedly support the organization’s efforts to increase awareness of, and participation in, IP law among underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Whether through financial means, scholarship, education, networking, or mentoring, I look forward to bringing more diverse individuals into the practice.”
Marylee has long been an active member of the ABA and is Past Chairperson of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. She has previously served as a member of the Section’s Council and has held numerous positions within the Section as chairperson, member and liaison to different Section committees and ABA entities. Marylee is currently serving her second year as the Section’s chairperson of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.
Marylee counsels Fortune 500 companies, international businesses, and emerging technologies regarding intellectual property litigation and strategies, portfolio enforcement and management, and technology development, licensing, and protection. Her clients represent a wide variety of industries including software and computer systems, consumer products and fashion design, information and financial services, biotech and medical devices, food and beverage, and real estate and construction.