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Lois Duquette, of Counsel, Joins McNees Wallace & Nurick

January 5, 2016
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HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 5, 2016) – McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is pleased to welcome attorney Lois B. Duquette, adding to the firm’s Intellectual Property and Food Law practice groups.  Lois joins the firm as Of Counsel in its Harrisburg office, with a primary focus on trademark, copyright, trade secrets, licensing, open innovation, advertising, promotions and food regulation.

With more than 20 years experience, she is experienced in developing and implementing cost-effective intellectual property strategies to grow and protect brands worldwide.  This experience includes drafting and negotiating license, joint development, open innovation, advertising and promotion agreements, litigation, and advising on the intellectual property and food regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining McNees,  Lois worked for 18 years as an attorney for The Hershey Company where she held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, with her final role being Associate General Counsel of Global Intellectual Property and Regulatory in which she lead a team responsible for intellectual property and food regulatory matters worldwide. Lois’ eighteen years of in-house experience helps her to provide legal counsel with an understanding of the business challenges likely to be associated with the legal situation.

Lois received her JD from Harvard University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and is a member of the International Trademark Association and American Corporate Counsel Associations.


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, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. @McNeeslaw LinkedIn