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Two McNees Attorneys to Discuss Diversity at Women in Law & IP Event

May 27, 2021
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (Thursday, May 27, 2021) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC attorneys Lois Duquette and Rachel Hadrick will serve on the panel “Diversity in IP—Reflecting on our journey to the present, learning for tomorrow” on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The panel is part of CenterForce’s Women in Law Summit Series: The Women in Law & IP.

Joining Lois and Rachel on the panel will be Cynthia Parks McCaskill, Intellectual Property Asset Development Leader of GE Aviation, and Shayon Smith, Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property and Litigation of The Hershey Company.  Entering IP practice in different decades, they will discuss the differences in their experiences and what can be learned to continue to improve the diversity of practitioners in IP practice in the future.

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Lois Duquette focuses her intellectual property practice on counseling clients in trademark, copyright, trade secrets, licensing, and open innovation matters.  She also advises clients in the areas of advertising, promotions, food regulation and contract manufacturing.  Lois’s eighteen years of in-house experience helps her provide legal counsel with an understanding of the business challenges likely to be associated with the legal situation.

Rachel Hadrick is a litigator who frequently represents corporate clients against actions filed by consumers in consumer protection matters, especially those in the automotive and manufactured housing industries and represents clients in intellectual property litigation. Rachel also defends retail clients in cases of premises liability, product liability, and class actions.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Devon, Lancaster, York, State College and Scranton, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick, Md.; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. | @McNeeslaw | LinkedIn