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Liz Shuster Elected To Indiana Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy

December 4, 2014

Liz Shuster was elected by The Indiana State Bar Association to be one of 25 young lawyers to join the 2015 class of its Leadership Development Academy. The Academy is a statewide leadership program established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations, local communities and organizations and to serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism. Congratulations Liz.


Woodard Attorney Featured in The Indiana Lawyer Article on Law Firm Apps

November 7, 2014

As a law student, Matthew Gardlik wanted to keep a copy of Black’s Law Dictionary nearby for quick reference, but he didn’t want to lug the massive tome from class to class. So he did what many smartphone and tablet users do: He found an app for that, downloaded it and always had the dictionary handy whenever he had a question.

Gardlik, now an associate at Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP, is using the same idea to create the firm’s first app, which will have the current laws on intellectual property, like patents and trademarks, as well as the Code of Federal Regulations. See the full article published in The Indiana Lawyer here.


U.S. News Best Law Firm and Best Lawyers Conferred

November 4, 2014

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP is pleased to announce that it has distinguished itself by earning a Tier 1 placement in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2015 in the areas of “Patent Law”, “Trademark Law”, “Litigation-Intellectual Property”, “Litigation – Patent” and “Copyright Law.” In addition, our Managing Partner, Tom Henry, has been chosen “Patent Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law for Indianapolis.  Rankings are based on a thorough evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of information provided by law firms.


Bob Jalaie Completes Bar Leader Series

May 22, 2014

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt associate Bob Jalaie for being a member of the most recent graduating class of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series. Twenty five attorneys from Indianapolis area firms were selected to participate in the Bar Leader Series based on their dedication to the Indianapolis community and to the legal profession. Various activities and events offered participants the opportunity to sharpen their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through interactive sessions with marquee professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Class members also developed their leadership skills by working together to complete public service projects.


Woodard, Emhardt Hosting E-Day for Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program

April 15, 2014

Woodard, Emhardt is hosting “E-Day” (Evaluation Day) for Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Program on April 15, 2014.

Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program has been nationally ranked in the top ten for about a decade. During “E-Day,” seniors majoring in entrepreneurship present their business plans to a panel of three judges who decide whether a student passes or fails out of the program. The pool of judges includes business people, attorneys, and members of Indiana’s venture capital and entrepreneurship communities. Woodard, Emhardt wishes good luck to all of the participating students!


Mike Morris Helps Announce New Scholarship Opportunity for Rose-Hulman Graduates Seeking a Law Degree

March 26, 2014

Associate Mike Morris helped announce a new scholarship opportunity for engineering students interested in pursuing careers in intellectual property. The new scholarship is available to Rose-Hulman graduates admitted to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and will reduce the cost of law school tuition over three years by approximately $45,000 to $75,000, depending on the student’s residency and other factors. Mike, a Rose-Hulman and Maurer alumnus, remains active in both organizations by, among other things, meeting with engineering students interested in pursuing a career in law and serving as a coach for the Maurer School of Law’s intellectual property moot court teams. More information on the scholarship can be found here.


Continued Success for Firm Sponsored FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional at Rose-Hulman

March 13, 2014

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hosted the FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional for the second time March 6th-8th. Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett and Henry LLP, a proud sponsor of this event since its inception, congratulates the winning teams and applauds all the students for their ingenuity and hard work. Bill McKenna, a partner at the firm, helped judge the three-day competition.

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is a union of sport and mind, introducing high school aged innovators to real-world robotics challenges while promoting the value of education in STEM fields. FRC teams comprised of high school students and a handful of engineer-mentors design and build the robots in six weeks from a common set of parts, with the hopes of winning at various regional competitions.

This year’s Crossroads Regional included robots designed and constructed by teams from 45 high schools from nine states across the Midwest. The team’s robots were designed to play Aerial Assist, a game which requires that the robots cooperate in moving color coded exercise balls across a 25 by 54 foot playing field and into ground level and elevated scoring goals. The teams competed against one another in front of a crowd of more than 2,200 people.

Also attending this year’s event was Eighth District U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana), who visited with teams, observed the competition, and spoke at the FIRST® Robotics supporter’s luncheon.
More details of the event can be found here.

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Woodard Emhardt Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers 2014 Edition

February 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Woodard, Emhardt partners Tom Henry, Spiro Bereveskos, and Dan Lueders have been named Super Lawyers in the 2014 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers. Woodard, Emhardt partner Bill McKenna and associate Jim Blaufuss have been named Rising Stars for 2014. Congratulations! Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers through a rigorous ratings and selection process.


Firm Sponsors the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast

February 19, 2014

Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP was pleased to sponsor the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast at the Indiana Statehouse on February 12. The event brought together small and large medical device manufacturers from all over the state, including Cook, Zimmer, and Roche, as well as suppliers for the industry. Legislators, administration officials including Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and representatives from Congressional offices had the chance to meet and speak with members of one of Indiana’s key industries.

The focus of the Breakfast was to show innovations and demonstrate the importance of the medical device industry to the state. “We are delighted once again to be a part of this event and to support the IMDMC and its members,” said Christopher Brown, a member of Woodard Emhardt’s Management Committee and the Firm’s representative at the Breakfast. “These manufacturers and the companies that provide them with equipment, materials and services are some of the most forward-thinking businesses in our state. Our long-standing exclusive focus on intellectual property is dedicated to helping Hoosiers create new ideas, new products, and new businesses, and these companies are right in the forefront of that effort.”


Dr. Matthew Gardlik Elected Chairman of the Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society

January 30, 2014

Dr. Matthew Gardlik was recently nominated and elected Chairman of the Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society. This three year commitment to the Executive Committee includes roles as Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Chairman-Emeritus. Matt has been a member and involved with the American Chemical Society for over 10 years. In 2012 Matt was honored with the Catalyst Award by the Cincinnati Local Section of the American Chemical Society for his work with the Cincinnati section.

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