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McNees Attorney Lois Duquette to be Inducted into West Shore Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame

May 11, 2017
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Lois (Brommer) Duquette will be inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill, Pa. on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

A 1982 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School, Lois was a standout in track and cross country. In 1981, she placed first at the PIAA State Track and Field meet in the 3,200-meters in a new state record time, which is still the fourth-best time run in the 3,200-meters at the state meet. She has held the District 3 AAA 3,200-meters record time of 10:22.33 since 1981.

In cross-country Lois won three District 3 AAA titles from 1979-81 and her time of 17:31.6 in 1981 still stands as the District 3 record. She was twice the AAA runner-up at states, and once a fifth-place finisher. In 1981, she won the northeast regional qualifier and ran a 5,000-meters course in a time of 16:43 to place second at the prestigious Kinney Nationals, now called the Foot Locker Nationals, before moving on to Harvard where she continued to set records in cross country and on the track.

Lois is an attorney with McNees in its Harrisburg office, with a primary focus on trademark, copyright, trade secrets, licensing, advertising, and food regulation law. She is experienced in developing and implementing cost-effective intellectual property strategies to grow and protect brands worldwide.

Prior to joining McNees, Lois worked for 18 years as an attorney for The Hershey Company, where she held a number of positions, 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 received her BA and JD degrees from Harvard University. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and is a member of the International Trademark Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Lois was inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2008.