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Back to the Future: Transitioning to a Post-COVID World

Speaker(s): Andrea L. Colby, Dr. Alan Manevitz, Joseph Milowic III
Recorded on: May. 24, 2021
PLI Program #: 326313

Joe is a leader in the attorney mental health and well-being movement. He created a non-profit called the Lawyers Depression Project (LDP)  which provides online support group meetings and a confidential web forum for legal professionals (not just lawyers). If you know anyone who could use support, please share the link above. Our services are all free.

He serves on the Advisory Board of the American Lawyer’s Minds over Matters initiative, and was appointed to the New York Court’s Advisory Committee on Access for People with Disabilities.

As a trial lawyer at Quinn Emanuel, Joe’s focus is identifying creative solutions to resolve disputes involving intellectual property - trade secrets and patents - for companies as big as Google and Samsung and as small as start-ups and individuals, so that they can focus on their missions and not litigation.

Andrea Colby is a certified professional coach and an intellectual property attorney with over 30 years of experience in the legal profession in New York and New Jersey. Throughout her career, Andrea has worked for notable firms including: Johnson & Johnson, Morgan and Finnegan and Union Carbide and has provided a full range of substantive intellectual property legal support for clients including patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation strategy, trademark and copyright litigation, patent interferences and client counseling. 

In addition to her work as an attorney, Andrea provides deep expertise to her coaching clients helping them work through key areas of transition both personally and professionally and develop a strategic plan to maximize their development and achieve their goals. Andrea is particularly versed in the legal profession and understands firsthand what it takes to be successful in the legal field. 

Andrea lectures extensively on topics related to professional practice (specializing in communication), patent and intellectual property law for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the annual “Joint Patent Practice Seminar” sponsored by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania IP Law Associations and at the Practicing Law Institute in New York. Andrea also serves on the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School of Union University, chairing the Board’s Career Services Committee.

Andrea is also very active in her community and plays a key leadership role in support of non-profit organizations including Young Audiences of New Jersey and Congregation Neve Shalom. She has also served on the Boards of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and TADA! Children’s Theatre in Manhattan.

Andrea obtained her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and her M.A. in Organizational Management from the Fielding Graduate Institute. Andrea is also a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching program where she obtained her coaching credentials. She is an International Coaching Federation accredited Associate Certified Coach and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified practitioner.