Derek Hawkins is an Associate Corporate Counsel at Amazon where he provides global legal support to a variety of Amazon products and services in the areas of trademark, domains, copyright and publicity. Prior to this, he worked at Harley Davidson as Corporate Counsel specializing in managing the prosecution and enforcement of Harley-Davidson’s trademark portfolio in international markets. He also serves as the Chairperson of the State Bar’s Intellectual Property and Technology Section and as Treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers.
Neuman (“Larry”) Leverett is Vice President & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Global Services at Johnson Controls. Before joining Johnson Controls, Larry was a partner in a law firm in Philadelphia, PA, practicing in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia. Larry has served as an adjunct professor for several years, including currently at Marquette University Law School. Earlier in his legal career, Larry worked at an international law firm in New York City and was a law clerk to federal trial court and appellate court judges in Philadelphia.
William F. Sulton is an attorney with the law firm of Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP, in Milwaukee. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University’s Honors College and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. William’s practice focuses on civil, constitutional, and employee rights. He is the Chair-Elect of the Civil Rights & Liberties Section Board, Board President of ACLU Wisconsin and its foundation, the Board President of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, and the Chair of the Legal Redress Committee for NAACP Milwaukee.
Nadelle Grossman is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches classes in the areas of contracts, contract drafting, business organizations, business planning, and corporate governance. Professor Grossman writes in the areas of contracts and corporate governance, focusing on how the law and legal structures can best support the creation by firms of long-term value. She holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School. She is the Chair Elect of the Business Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar and is the President of the Milwaukee Bar Association.