News & Updates

The Firm Welcomes Scott J. Collins, M.S. Biology  

October 2, 2019

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Scott J. Collins has joined the Firm as an associate.

Since 2018, Mr. Collins has worked as a law clerk for the firm and will concentrate his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Woodard, Scott gained valuable experience working for a startup software company conducting corporate and intellectual property legal research to determine the how to best protect the company’s IP assets. He also worked for a major pharmaceutical company conducting patent landscaping research and meeting with scientists to determine patentability of their work. While pursuing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology, Scott was a biology lab instructor and, as an assistant in an ecology and evolution lab, led lab projects and instructed students.

The Firm welcomes Mr. Collins and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s 140 years of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Christopher A. Brown Hosts WFYI Fall Membership Campaign

September 25, 2019

Woodard Partner, Christopher A. Brown, and Ogletree Deakins attorney, Amanda Couture, hosted WFYI’s Fall Membership Campaign during Morning Edition. Be sure to tune in this afternoon when Chris returns to the air during All Things Considered.

The Firm is please to support WFYI Public Media and thanks Chris and Amanda for volunteering their time to further the mission of WFYI.


Andrew Nevill Completes Opportunity Indianapolis Program

September 11, 2019

Andrew Nevill and his Opportunity Indianapolis Alumni spent two days exploring Indianapolis and learning about a range of community issues facing the greater Indianapolis community — such as education, public safety, growth of the city’s center — and the people working on them.

Opportunity Indianapolis is a program of Leadership Indianapolis, an organization dedicated to the development of community leaders that can address and solve the issues and opportunities facing our growing metro area. Leadership Indianapolis was founded on the belief that strategic community leadership can increase the vitality, strength, and sustainability of Indianapolis.


Indianapolis Bar Foundation Evening Under the Stars

September 10, 2019

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner is excited to join over 400 professionals from the Indianapolis legal community at the annual Evening Under the Stars Gala. Our attorneys are proud to support the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and its mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. This is a wonderful event, supporting a great cause and we hope to see many of our friends and colleagues there. Indianapolis Bar Foundation


Three Attorneys from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Spiro Bereveskos, Thomas Q. Henry and Daniel J. Lueders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The firm would also like to congratulate Thomas Q. Henry on being named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 25 consecutive years.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.


Attorneys Celebrate May in Indy

June 3, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.


Firm Team Crowned IBF Trivia Night Champions

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to the team from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner who were crowned the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) Trivia Night Champions and took home the coveted IBF Trivia Trophy! The money raised at this annual IBF Trivia Night event supports the Foundation’s crucial role in helping to solve the legal-related problems in the Indianapolis community.

The victors, Christopher Brown, Chuck Schmal, Josh Astin, Andrew Nevill, Blake Hartz, Mark Burroughs, and Bob Jalaie, are pictured here with Trivia emcee, Adam Christensen (bottom row, center).


Daniel J. Lueders Named America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana

April 9, 2019

 The law firm is pleased to announce that partner, Daniel J. Lueders, has been named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana in 2019. Membership to this group of 100 attorneys is awarded to less than 0.5 percent of litigators in the United States.

Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. Dan was selected as an honoree for the second year in a row based on his role as lead counsel in legal matters with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Further assessment for this distinction included a review of Dan’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. As a final measurement for selection, Dan’s work was evaluated and ranked based on the America’s Top 100 program’s proprietary analysis.

Dan has served as lead trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in both bench trials as well as jury trials. To protect their interests in multi-million dollar cases, clients rely on Dan to build and manage their litigation teams. He has served as lead counsel for appeals of intellectual property cases and/or given oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Dan has also served as an expert witness in patent and trade secret lawsuits.

ABOUT AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS

It is the mission of America’s Top 100 LLC to recognize annually and on a lifetime basis the most qualified and accomplished professionals in various fields of practice, including attorneys, doctors, dentists, realtors, accountants, engineers, and architects (among other professionals). Membership in each specific category is by invitation-only after a multi-phase selection process including third-party research and statistical analysis of a candidate’s professional experience, achievements, significant results, community impact, peer reputation, consumer satisfaction, and other proprietary factors specific to each profession. Membership is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state* in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions. With these high standards, less than 1% of professionals in the United States will be selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100™ in their profession. For more Information visit: www.top100highstakeslitigators.com

*Southern California, Northern California, Southern Texas, Northern Texas, Southern Florida, Northern Florida, New York City, Upstate New York, and Washington D.C. are all separated into individual regions due to the significantly greater number of attorneys in each of those regions.

 


Steve Zlatos Serves as Guest Lecturer at Brest State University

April 8, 2019

On behalf of The Center for International Legal Studies, Steve Zlatos spent two weeks at Brest State University in Brest, Belarus as a guest lecturer on the American Legal System and Intellectual Property Law.

The Center for International Legal Studies – CILS/the Center – is a law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a non-profit, public interest society under Austrian law. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community with 5,000 lawyers worldwide having been recognized for their contributions to CILS projects.

Through its Senior Lawyer Visiting Professors Program, the Center places experienced practitioners in visiting professorships at institutions in Eastern Europe, Russia and former Soviet republics, China, India, and Myanmar. Almost 400 senior lawyers have taken up almost 900 appointments since the program began in 2006.


Steve Zlatos Elected to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Board of Trustees

March 12, 2019

The Firm is pleased to announce that Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) elected Steve Zlatos to a three-year term as a new member of its Board of Trustees. The election took place March 5 at the NCSML’s annual meeting of the membership.

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation.

Steve represents inventors in patent litigation in federal courts throughout the United States. In 2003, Steve was appointed Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic. His consulate area includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He has traveled extensively throughout Central Europe, speaks Slovak, and is active in assisting Indiana companies in developing business ties there.

 

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