CHICAGO – LAWFUEL – Legal Marketing News – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione…

CHICAGO – LAWFUEL – Legal Marketing News – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that Joy Long, Director of Business Development, has been elected president of the Chicago chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA Chicago) for 2007. In addition, Sydney Iglitzen, Public Relations Manager at Brinks, has been named president-elect of LMA Chicago.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of our professional staff and applaud the time, energy and effort they give back to their communities,” said Gary M. Ropski, president of Brinks. “Brinks encourages and supports the participation of its employees in all worthwhile professional, civic and charitable endeavors.”

Ms. Long, a member of the Legal Marketing Association since 1996, has worked in support of the legal marketing industry’s only professional, educational and advocacy organization. She has been elected to terms as the chapter’s secretary, treasurer and president-elect and served as chapter president in 2005. Her term of office as chapter president begins January 2007 and runs for one year. Ms. Long joined Brinks in 2003.

Ms. Iglitzen has been a member of LMA since 1997 and has been on the chapter’s Board of Directors for several years. She has served as the chapter’s program chair for more than three years, implementing monthly and special programming for the organization’s Chicago chapter and Indianapolis program series. She has also served as the chairperson for both the public relations and membership committees. She will assume the president’s chair in January 2008. Ms. Iglitzen joined Brinks in 2005.

Also elected to office for 2007 are: Donna L.G. Shaft, Principal, DLGShaft Consulting, Secretary; Judith Weingarz, Marketing Manager, The Interlex Group, Treasurer; Megan McKeon, Marketing Director, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Treasurer-Elect; Yewande Dawodu, Marketing Coordinator, Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Jeffrey Hild, Marketing Director, Johnson & Bell Ltd. and Megan Wilroy, Marketing Project Manager, Foley & Lardner, all Board Members-at-Large.

For more than 20 years, LMA, a not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to maintaining the professional and ethical standards of the women and men involved in marketing, business development and communications within the legal profession and to providing its members with advocacy initiatives, educational programs and professional opportunities covering a wide range of issues.

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with four additional offices across the country serving the intellectual property needs of clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law firms in the country, with more than 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, intellectual asset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and computer technology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide variety of products and services. For more information, visit

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