The Innovation Center is honored to have an Advisory Board composed of distinguished and experienced professionals.
Advisory Board Co-Chairs:
Marylee Jenkins ’91
Marylee Jenkins ’91 is a partner at Arent Fox and heads the New York office’s Intellectual Property Group. Marylee focuses her practice on intellectual property matters involving computers and the Internet and ncilnsels Fortune 500 companies, international businesses and emerging technologies regarding intellectual property disputes and strategies, portfolio enforcement and management and e-commerce and software development and protection. Her clients represent a variety of industries including computer hardware, software, Internet and various computer-related technologies; electrical and electromechanical devices and systems; the information and financial sectors; biotechnology; consumer products; fashion design; health care; medical devices; and real estate and construction.
Since January 2013, Marylee has been a member of the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Effective December 1, 2014, she will serve as vice chair of the USPTO PPAC for a two-year term.
Errol Taylor ’87
Errol Taylor ’87 is a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and head of the firm’s biopharma patent litigation practice. He chairs Milbank’s Diversity Committee. Mr. Taylor focuses mainly on representing research pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical companies in patent litigation and related counseling. Errol has particular expertise in cases involving generic drug approvals and the Hatch-Waxman Act. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-party, multinational cases involving some of the world’s most prescribed medicines. Errol has given lectures in the areas of pharmaceutical litigation, interference procedure, damages and injunctions to various legal professional associations, including The American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Federal Circuit Bar Association; Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association; National Bar Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association; and The Association of the Bar for the City of New York.
Advisory Board Members:
Arthur N. Abbey ’59
Arthur Abbey ’59 is Chairman of the New York Law School Board of Trustees and Senior Partner at Abbey Spanier LLP. He built a law practice as a litigator and to start his own firm, now known as Abbey Spanier LLP. Arthur was invited to become a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School in 1995 and has served as its Chairman for the last 14 years. A leading lawyer publication recently said the following about him: “This master securities litigator uses expert strategy and a straight shooter approach to win over courts and juries, netting the largest verdict ever in a securities class action trial.”
Karen Artz Ash ‘80
Karen Artz Ash ’80 is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and national co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property department and co-head of the Trademarks and Trademark Litigation practice. Designers, apparel manufacturers and other clothing businesses seek out Karen because of her experience in all aspects of intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights. Karen is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and also serves as chair of the national Pro Bono Committee. She has worked in fashion law for more than 20 years. Karen handles the structuring and administration of intellectual property, including establishing holding companies and trusts, and the creation, development, implementation and administration of licensing, servicing and manufacturing for companies worldwide. She helps apparel clients in acquisition and disposition of major designer properties and businesses and represents clients in securitizations, financings and joint ventures. Karen handles intellectual property due diligence in all types of complex corporate transactions and is skilled in bankruptcy assessments and financings that are dependent upon intellectual property assets.
Yvette Y. Chang ’95
Yvette Chang ’95 is Trustee of the Chang Family Trust. She is currently involved with implementing investment strategy and executing philanthropic initiatives for her family office. As corporate counsel and in private practice for over fifteen years, Yvette advised international and domestic companies including Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC on strategic, legal and business issues including corporate structuring, brand event marketing, intellectual property protection and commercial transactions.
Yvette has been actively involved in national and local bar associations, spoken on panels on diversity, women’s leadership and challenges of in-house counsel and attorneys of color and was profiled in NJ Law Journal’s “Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession in NJ.” Yvette’s affiliations include serving on the Board and Scholarship Committee of the Asian American Law Fund of New York which funds scholarships to law students interning with local community organizations. Yvette has served as a member of the NYC Bar Association’s Fashion Law Committee, as a Director and Officer of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and co-Chair of its Women’s Committee and Corporate Counsel Committee and as a Director of the New York Law School Alumni Board and Chair of its Recent Graduates Committee.
Thomas Golden is Senior Counsel at Bloomberg LP, where he works on a variety of issues including media, data privacy, and intellectual property. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Tom was a litigator at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where we has the chairman of the Professional Personnel Committee and a member for the Executive Committee. He handled a wide array of matters over the course of his career at Willie, including Bloomberg L.P. v. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in which he secured the disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act of records concerning the Fed’s emergency lending programs during the financial crisis, and James v. Warden, in which he secured the exoneration and release from prison of Henry James, an innocent man serving a life sentence in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. Tom lives in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ with his wife and three children.
Steven R. Harber ‘92
Steven R. Harber ’92 is co-founder and Managing Director of Apogee Legal. He is a pioneer in the legal services industry, having played leading roles in the two of the industry’s seminal companies: DiscoverReady LLC, the innovator of fixed fee document review and a market leader in the field of electronic discovery, and Concordance Technologies (CTI), one of the first full service litigation support providers. His new venture, Apogee Legal, is a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions to corporate legal departments. Specifically, the company focuses on contract analytics for Regulatory and M&A matters. Throughout his career, Steven has used his knowledge of law, technology, and project management to take complex tasks and turn them into predictable fixed-cost services. In 2001, Steve co-founded Palisades Advisors, leading the practice area that consulted with companies in the litigation support field. In 2004, he co-founded DiscoverReady, which pioneered the concept of fixed fee document review and helped many large corporations take control of their e-discovery spend and save tens of millions of dollars. After selling DiscoverReady to The Dolan Company in 2009, they transformed it from a boutique document review specialist into one of the largest and well-respected players in the discovery field. Now, at Apogee Legal, Steven and his colleagues are using AI and software robotics to transform the way corporate legal departments work with contracts.
The Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, Retired
Faith S. Hochberg is nationally recognized for her expertise in patent law, authoring such watershed opinions as Ibormeith IP v. Mercedes-Benz USA, Fuji Film Photo v. Jazz Photo, and In re Gabapentin Patent Litigation. She served as a federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1999 until 2015. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1994 to 1999, and was selected to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Faith has also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Treasury, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel for the Office of Thrift Supervision, a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as an assistant United States Attorney. Prior to her public service, she was a law firm partner in private practice. Faith graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in economics and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Spottswood Robinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She has also served as a Director of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the New Jersey Women’s Forum.
Mark N. Mutterperl
Mark N. Mutterperl is a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani and a leader in the firm’s New York intellectual property practice. He has been repeatedly honored by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000, The Legal 500 US, and Managing Intellectual Property. He is listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides and was named an IP Luminary by TrademarkWorld. Mark has been selected to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the International Trademark Association and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.
Mark is a brand protection partner in the New York Office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. He has significant experience handling complex litigation in federal district and appellate courts. He has, for example, represented major domestic and international companies in a variety of matters including trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft, false advertising, and breach of contract. In addition, Mark worked for the U.S. Department of Justice where he represented numerous government agencies in many types of complex litigation.
He has been an active member of, and held leadership positions in the American Bar Association, the International Trademark Association, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and other professional organizations. He has been a frequent writer and speaker on intellectual property and litigation topics.
Charles E. Phillips, Jr. ’93
Charles E. Phillips, Jr. ’93 is the CEO of Infor. Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, Charles was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years. Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Charles was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. In 2012, he was the guest speaker at the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday ball for his old unit, after their return from Afghanistan.
Charles holds a BS in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University; he is also a member of the Georgia State Bar. He serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Law School, the American Museum of Natural History, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, Posse Foundation, and his family foundation, Phillips Charitable Organizations. Charles also served on the Obama Administration’s Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker.
Joseph I. Rosenbaum ’77
Joseph I. Rosenbaum ’77 is a partner at Rimon, P.C. He was formerly a partner in the Entertainment & Media Industry Group at Reed Smith LLP, where he chaired the global Advertising Technology and Media Law practice. Joe has over 35 years of legal experience and, before entering private practice, he served as in-house lawyer for American Express for 17 years, including 4 years in Toronto as Vice President & General Counsel of Amex Canada. Joe is internationally recognized for his legal and policy acumen as a corporate-commercial lawyer and the scope of his background and experience is extensive. The convergence of experience, skill and background place him at the forefront of lawyers experienced in digital, mobile and innovative technologies, affording him the opportunity to work with global multinationals, as well as emerging growth companies.
Joe’s legal experience is both broad and deep, encompassing social media, digital content, mobile marketing, cloud computing, e/m-Commerce, financial services, traditional and digital payment systems, media and entertainment, online gaming, virtual, augmented and immersive reality, interactive and behavioral advertising, crowd funding and sourcing, motion picture and television programming, production and financing, branded entertainment, celebrity endorsements and product placement, gaming, loyalty-rewards programs, branding, digital and mobile marketing, promotions, gift, smart and co-branded cards, publishing, leisure, lifestyle and travel-related services. Joe is regularly involved in transactions and matters involving privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, PCI compliance, reputation management, crisis, fraud and risk management and works with companies and management executives and professionals around the world.
John P. Scordo ’88
John P. Scordo ’88 is a partner at K&L Gates LLP and focuses his practice on data privacy and protection, insurance coverage, and complex commercial litigation. He counsels clients on data privacy and protection, best practices, breach preparation and response, and post-breach regulatory liability and litigation. John has extensive experience in the handling of litigation and the negotiation of claims/coverages under all types of insurance. He is a commercial arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is well versed in the numerous data security and insurance coverage issues impacting the financial services industry. John has also represented both purchasers and suppliers in disputes involving large commercial supply contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and defendants in personal injury/mass tort cases.