Intellectual Property Alumni Spotlight
Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society presents a series of short profiles of alumni in IP practice. Check back to read about more alums as the collection of profiles grows.
Nucha Jeeradith graduated from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand with a Bachelor of Laws in 2003. He decided to pursue another legal degree and enrolled in Chicago-Kent’s LL.M.-Program in International Intellectual Property Law from which he graduated in 2005.
Upon graduation, Mr. Jeeradith returned to Thailand where he worked for Chairapee International Law Office until, in September 2006, he assumed his current position as a Legal Officer for the Customs Department of Thailand.
In this capacity, Nucha Jeeradith focuses on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights. He represents Thailand in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce and various international organizations such as the World Customs Organization. He is the designated legal expert in negotiations for the “India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement” and the “ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement” as well as the “Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation”.
Mr. Jeeradith says: "The IP Program at Chicago-Kent is known for its demanding curriculum and prominent faculty, especially Prof. Dinwoodie. The program tremendously helped me to broaden my knowledge in IP. Being a graduate from Chicago-Kent I was offered the best opportunities to further my career in that field".
IP alumni spotlights from the J.D. program
Margaret L. Begalle '02
Mary Jo Boldingh '91, Clearspire
Patricia M. Chidiac '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
David W. Clough, Ph.D. '93, Howrey LLP
Allison M. Corder '01, Valauskas Corder LLC
Thomas Donovan '87, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Christine A. Dudzik '88, Howrey LLP
Jason Du Mont '07, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Martin Goering '05, Cook Alex
Jason Gordon '06, Winston & Strawn LLP
Dolores Hanna '52, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Brian M. Hoffman '94, Fenwick & West LLP
Christopher Kaiser '05, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jessica Kaiser '05, The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall
Scott Kolassa '04, King & Spalding
Gretchen Hosty Kotleba '03, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Matesky '05, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Thomas A. Miller '95, Miller Matthias & Hull
Erin R. Ogden '03, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Mary Jane Peal '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Lawrence S. Perry '84, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Eric Priest '02, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Sharyn M. Procaccio '05, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ehab M. Samuel '02, Greenberg Traurig
Joseph Schmidt '73, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
John P. Wappel '04, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew A. Werber '05, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
IP alumni spotlights from the LL.M. program
Haris Apostolopoulos '06, Marinos, Lazaratos and Partners
Hong Cui '07, Kraft Foods
Manish Dhingra '06, Dhingra & Singh
Holger Gaidosch '03, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
Wojciech Gierszewski '07, Krzyzagorska Podniesinski Loboda i Wspolnicy
Dominik Goebel '07, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwalte GmbH
Nucha Jeeradith '05, Customs Department of Thailand
Ulrike Koschtial '01, UNESCO
Chuan Lu '05, Chint Group
Mariano Municoy '04, Moeller & Co.
Dirk Pauli '03, CMS Hasche Sigle
Holger Postel '04, Deutsche Welle
Nina Reiser '06, Federation of German Wholesale and International Trade
Goesta Schindler '07
Oezlem Schmitt '07, Alcatel Lucent
Mathias U. Studer '06, Walder, Wiss & Partners
Liuming Wei '07, World Intellectual Property Organization
Jens Friedrich Wiesner '05, Hengler Mueller
Yihong Ying '05, Rouse & Co. International
Jia You '04, Armstrong Teasdale LLP