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Date(s) - Thu 01/23/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cooley LLP

Please join The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association for its Hot Topic Series:

Jerks, Bullies and Incivility in Law Practice (Competence credit)

Many attorneys are impacted by jerks, bullies and incivility while practicing law. What are the financial, physical and emotional costs to those who experiences bullying at work? What happens on teams where someone puts their personal agenda ahead of the team’s goals and objectives and whose negative attitudes infect the workplace? In this seminar, you will learn how to deal competently and ethically with those who are disrespectful, openly aggressive, passive-aggressive, or tuned out to others. You will learn to have difficult discussions designed to stop distraction, erosion of the team relationships, and damage to reputations.


Michelle Greer Galloway is Of Counsel to the Cooley Litigation department and serves on the California Lawyers, Litigation Section Executive Committee.

Michelle is a patent litigator. She also advises clients on legal, strategic and technical issues of information management, including electronically stored information. She served on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute and is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She was a contributing editor of The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media (2012) (and currently working on the drafting team revising this primer).

Michelle also advises clients in the area of risk management and ethics. She served as Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and as the Liaison to the Center for Professional Responsibility and Section Officers Conference (CPR/SOC) Professional Responsibility Committee (2011-2018). In 2013, she chaired the ABA Task Force regarding USPTO proposed disciplinary rule changes. In 2013, Michelle was awarded the ABA IPL Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Contribution.

She teaches at both Stanford Law School, her alma mater, and the Santa Clara University School of Law teaching classes in patent litigation, pretrial litigation, and professional and management skills.


Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 6pm-8pm
Place: Cooley LLP, 101 California Street, 5th Floor, SF, CA 94111

Click here to register and pay on-line for the event.


Thank you to our sponsor, Cooley LLP, for providing the venue for this event.

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of participatory and competence credits.