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    April IIPS Meeting

    ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS • Thursday, April 2, 2015 • Details and Registration Below

Thursday, April 2, 2015 IIPS Meeting

Advertising and Promotion of Consumer Products

The International Intellectual Property Society is pleased to announce that Christopher FitzPatrick, Esq., Partner, and Stacy Yeung, Esq., Associate, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. will give a presentation on Advertising and Promotion of Consumer Products.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Holland & Knight, 31 W. 52nd St., between 5th and 6th Aves. (E train; 5th Ave. stop) VIEW DIRECTIONS

CLE: Two (2.0) hours – New York and New Jersey

RSVP: Please RSVP to iipsny@yahoo.com no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

FEE: The meeting fee is $30 for non-members or you may become a member by completing the membership form and submitting the September 2014-June 2015 annual fee of $75 ($25 for law students). Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or pay by credit card here.

Non-IIPS Members may pay in advance by using this link to “pay now”

We hope you will be able to join us and, as always, welcome your questions, comments, and any suggestions you may have for topics or speakers of interest for future IIPS programs.

About Our April Presenters

Christopher G. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Partner

Christopher G. FitzPatrick is a Partner in the Litigation Practice at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. His practice focuses on litigation and corporate counseling.

Mr. FitzPatrick has acted as advertising litigation counsel and regulatory counsel to marketers of healthcare, food and other consumer products, bringing and defending against Ad challenges in Federal Court and before the FTC and NAD.

His expertise includes FDA and FTC regulation of the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.

He has represented clients in litigated disputes related to product liability, intellectual property, employment, licensing, contract and other commercial matters. He has devised and coordinated strategy for complex class action and “mass-tort” products liability litigation.

Mr. FitzPatrick has led licensing and acquisition efforts from due diligence, risk assessment and FDA compliance phases, through documentation.

Prior to re-entering private practice in 2003, Mr. FitzPatrick had more than two decades of experience as a general counsel and executive, in Novartis and at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, where he was deputy commissioner. He was also a Senior Attorney at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Mr. FitzPatrick received his B.A. at New York University and his J.D. at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Mr. FitzPatrick is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.


Stacy E. Yeung, Esq., Associate

Stacy E. Yeung is an Associate in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Her practice focuses on representing clients in disputes before federal and state courts and arbitration as well as the National Advertising Division and other administrative tribunals, primarily in the area of advertising and marketing of healthcare, medical devices, food, and other consumer products, which includes counseling on FDA and FTC regulations and the Lanham Act. She also has represented clients in disputes related to aviation, bankruptcy, insurance, intellectual property, and other complex commercial matters. In addition, she has experience managing large- and small-scale electronic and paper discovery, including cost assessment, data collection, and internal and external review of documents.

Currently, Ms. Yeung serves as external counsel for a pharmaceutical company and provides ongoing legal advice on the labeling, advertising, and regulatory compliance for a specific line of over-the-counter products.

Prior to joining Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Ms. Yeung was associated with a large international law firm where she worked on, among other matters, an internal investigation of a pharmaceutical company’s sales practices and compiling a detailed report to an FTC inquiry of a food company’s advertising and marketing of products to children. She also was associated with a litigation boutique where she focused mainly on two arbitration proceedings: one consisting of over 2 million pages of e-discovery and multiple terabytes of data; and the other consisting of over 1 million pages of e-discovery.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Yeung served as Assistant Attorney General for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. She independently managed and litigated over 120 cases, represented the State of Missouri in two state appeals, and served as General Counsel and hearing advisor for the Missouri Board of Pharmacy.

Ms. Yeung is Co-Chair of the New York City division of the Alumni & Parents Admission Program for Washington University. She is the Vice President for the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. And she is a member of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Yeung was recently selected as a Lawyers of Color Hot List Honoree for 2014.

Ms. Yeung received her B.A., with honors, in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, with a second major in Business, Economics and the Law from the Business School. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Ms. Yeung was on the Dean’s List, served as a staff editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, and received high honors for her clerkship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.

The March Meeting

Our thanks to Steven Gursky, Mary Grieco, Adam Solomon and Safia Anand for the fabulous presentation on Fashion Law. The speakers discussed developing and protecting a brand, protecting designs, how to avoid infringing other’s intellectual property, and advertising, marketing & promotions. Well done by all! A special thanks also to the Olshan Law firm for the use of their conference room.

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