ATLANTA (March 30, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Potter, Office Administrator of the Washington, D.C. office, has been voted in as Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Capital Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Ms. Potter was officially elected during the Change of the Gavel held today. The Chair’s one-year term concludes March 30, 2018.
As Section Chair, Ms. Potter will lead the regular section member-only meetings, communicate relevant decisions of the Executive Committee to the section, attend monthly Leadership Team meetings, report activities of the section to Chapter headquarters, and encourage adherence of the ALA Code of Ethics, bylaws and antitrust guidelines. She was previously the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the ALA’s Capital Chapter.
Ms. Potter is the Office Administrator of SGR’s Washington, D.C. location where she is responsible for the operations of the office. In addition to her nearly 20-year career in Intellectual Property law, she has extensive experience in working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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