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Ohio New Lawyers Training 2020


Speaker(s): Carrie L. Kiedrowski, Kenneth C. Moore, Meredith M. Wilkes, Steven A. Delchin, Tera N. Coleman
Recorded on: Nov. 11, 2020
PLI Program #: 303092

Kenneth C. Moore is chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Ethics Committee. For more than 20 years he has spent a substantial proportion of his time in the field of professional ethics, advising clients – including other law firms − on legal ethics and governance issues and counseling our lawyers around the globe. Ken co-authored, with senior attorney Steven A. Delchin and ICF International’s Mollie Roy, “A Closer Look at Confidentiality and Privilege When Doing Business Abroad,” published in the January/February 2014 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsels’ ACC Docket.

For more than 40 years Ken has practiced in the fields of environmental law and commercial litigation, starting with the conclusion of his clerkship for US Circuit Judge Harrison L. Winter on the Fourth Circuit.  Ken has handled trial and appellate cases in federal and state courts. His environmental practice has encompassed counseling, litigation and the negotiation and drafting of extensive consent orders. He has appeared before state environmental authorities and the US Environmental Protection Agency in a variety of administrative proceedings.

Ken has represented diverse clients in commercial and environmental litigation, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. A substantial portion of his docket has included large cases with multimillion dollar stakes that require years of effort and leadership of a team of lawyers. In addition to a variety of business cases, Ken’s experience includes a broad-based environmental practice under all of the major federal environmental statutes and their state counterparts including the Superfund Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. He has chaired steering committees and acted as lead counsel for industry in drafting settlement agreements at several major multi-generator Superfund sites. His environmental litigation focuses on complex cases with novel legal issues, unusual facts and large liability exposures, often arising out of corporate acquisitions.

Ken has been named in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Best Lawyers in America (over 20 years).  Ken is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. He is immediate past chair and member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Hiram College Board of Trustees, and is the past Chair and a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Laurel School.


Steve Delchin is highly experienced in general litigation matters and concentrates on product liability, legal ethics, securities defense, and intellectual property. He has a specific focus on appellate and Supreme Court practice.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Steve served as a law clerk to The Honorable Alan E. Norris at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Steve also interned with The Honorable John M. Manos at the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Steve has an active appellate practice and has represented numerous clients before courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Ohio, the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the US Supreme Court. In addition to guest lecturing on effective appellate advocacy, Steve has regularly contributed to the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog, a firm sponsored blog which fosters discussion on news about and opinions issued by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests.

In addition to his active appellate practice, Steve has spent a substantial portion of his career focused on the field of professional ethics, counseling major law firms across the country as well as Squire Patton Boggs lawyers in offices worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics issues and a regular participant in the firm’s annual program on ethics and professionalism, presented every December. As part of his ethics practice, Steve has a unique focus on social media. He has lectured on the legal aspects of, and professional pitfalls associated with social networking.

Steve has co-authored a scholarly ethics article addressing difficult choice of law issues for companies doing business abroad. The article, co-authored with Squire Patton Boggs partner Kenneth Moore (who is chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee) and ICF International’s Mollie Roy, focuses on the complex tension and interrelationship between US and foreign ethics law. The article was published in the prestigious ACC Docket, which is the national publication of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Steve also recently published an article in the inaugural issue of the Ohio State Law Journal that explores the various ethical and professional pitfalls confronting the unwary appellate practitioner.

Steve has become very well-known for his talents as a videographer. Steve has written, directed, and produced a series of innovative videos for Squire Patton Boggs that explore professional conduct issues confronting both inside and outside counsel.


Drawing from hands-on litigation experience, Tera Coleman represents clients in state and federal court, handling all aspects of litigation from inception to settlement and trial. She has considerable experience defending clients in tort and commercial litigations, as well as white collar investigations. She utilizes a strategic global approach to matters, understanding that clients’ individual needs are unique in all situations.

Experience

  • First-chaired federal jury trial on behalf of a client plaintiff and handled entirety of litigation, including jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing argument.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a state jury trial for a client as second-chair attorney to the trial team. Handled all pretrial litigation matters and conducted direct and cross-examinations at trial.
  • Represented corporate client through its internal investigation and simultaneous FBI investigation of former employee’s fraudulent theft of company assets. Included witness interviews, management of internal audit into financial irregularities, identification and analysis of multi-decade fraudulent financial scheme, and handling of company’s fidelity proof of loss and insurance recovery. Resulted in maximum multi-million dollar insurance recovery and representation of client before the United States Department of Justice in the resulting criminal prosecution.
  • Represented regulated public agency in its investigation of prime contractor’s violation of federal laws and regulations governing federally-funded construction projects. Included representation of client through federal investigations conducted by the Departments of Labor, and Housing and Urban Development.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2010, cum laude
 


Carrie Kiedrowski has more than 17 years of brand protection and enforcement experience and has particular success in resolving online trademark infringement issues and in domain name dispute arbitration actions before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Carrie effectively counsels global and national clients on the enforcement of trademark rights on the internet and on the proper use of brands in social media advertising. She focuses on defending brands from online threats and provides day-to-day advice on worldwide brand development and protection programs, domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark due diligence, trademark licensing, and online copyright matters. Carrie also has significant experience managing international trademark and domain name portfolios and works closely with foreign counsel in more than 130 countries throughout the world. Recent industry experience includes free knowledge and open source products and services, insurance and financial services, mobile applications, software, consumer products, educational assessment products and services, film and packaging products, food and beverage products, and real estate development services. Carrie represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation actions before the USPTO and assists in U.S. federal district court trademark litigation cases.

Carrie is lead pro bono trademark counsel for several global nonprofit organizations, such as Room to Read, in which underserved individuals receive literacy and educational support. Prior to joining Jones Day, Carrie was a counselor for people with disabilities for approximately 10 years with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.

 


Meredith Wilkes co-leads the Firm's global Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Copyrights group. Praised by clients as "highly skilled and utterly trustworthy," she is a lead trial lawyer that has focused on high-stakes trademark, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, and design patent litigation leading matters for global brands in federal and state courts throughout the United States for more than 20 years. In addition to trying Lanham Act cases, she counsels clients on brand selection and clearance strategies worldwide from searching to filing to enforcement. Meredith's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of goods and services from health and wellness to cosmetics to consumer goods to apparel and luxury brands.

Meredith represents clients on their most important matters from the preliminary injunction stage through trial. Novel, trade dress, counterfeiting, and internet-related infringement activity are among the types of cases she typically tries. Meredith has obtained relief on behalf of global brand owners such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Chevron, IBM, Wendy's, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management. Other representative brand owners for whom she provides intellectual property advice include: Procter & Gamble, Coty, American Greetings, Newell Brands, AutoNation, ICANN, Minted, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and McCain Foods Limited.

Committed to the practice area, Meredith is a frequent speaker on brand issues, is a contributor to The Lexis Practice Advisor in the area of anti-counterfeiting, and serves on the INTA Trademark Practices Committee and the IOC Trademark Law Committee. She chairs the Firm's Women in IP initiative.