Ocean Tomo LLC had the honor of hosting AILPA’s Diversity in IP Law Cocktail Hour in our Chicago and San Francisco offices on Thursday, June 8th.
With over 100 attendees, this event was attended by members from AIPLA, Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP), Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, LAGBAC- The Association of LGBT, and Ocean Tomo’s Diversity Committee.
Ocean Tomo’s CEO, Jim Malackowski, kicked off the event with welcoming remarks focused on the importance of diversity within companies sharing his thoughts on how diversity of participants leads to diversity of thought and ultimately better work product. With over two decades of research pointing to both tangible and intangible company benefits, including higher ROA, ROE, shareholder returns resulting from better decision making and more effective risk management, benefiting clients.
Stay tuned for Ocean Tomo’s upcoming Fall 2017 Diversity in IP event featuring leading corporate and legal diversity experts, authors, and advocates’ who will explore the dangers of the unconscious cultural bias and the benefits of diverse corporations and legal departments through innovation, varied perspectives, and experiences.