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Tonya M. Evans
Tonya M. Evans is a Professor of Law and an attorney specializing primarily in the areas of entertainment law (literary, music and film), intellectual property (copyright and trademark), business law (small business and startups), and trusts & estates. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (Dean’s List) and Howard University School of Law (cum laude). Professor Evans also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Law Journal. Professor Evans is a nationally recognized speaker who presents to various audiences regularly on publishing, business and intellectual property law issues. She is a former Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Sports, Entertainment and Art Law Committee.
Susan Borden Evans
Susan Borden Evans has extensive experience in intellectual property, publishing law and corporate law and vast public and private sector experience. She has also lectured nationally in the areas of publishing law, patent law, corporate law and contract law. Susan served as a Registered Patent Attorney for the Rohm and Haas Company and DuPont Corporation. She is a former President of the Barristers Association of Philadelphia and recipient of the prestigious J. Austin Norris Award. She also served as chair of the intellectual property committee, and was a member of the executive committee of the business law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Nicole N. Morris
Nicole N. Morris is a member of the faculty at Emory University School of Law. She is a Professor in Practice and Director of the TI:GER program (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results), an innovative partnership between Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on ways to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace. As a Professor in Practice, her areas of expertise include patent law, patent litigation, patent prosecution, IP licensing, and strategy.
LiRon Anderson-Bell is President of Crisis Contingency Partners, a crisis communications and public relations firm serving corporations, entertainers, professional athletes and elected officials. Her professional background includes numerous marketing and communications posts, including roles at Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable, MTV, VH1, The Terrie Williams Agency, LIFEbeat, CDNOW.com, Manning, Selvage & Lee and Okayplayer.com.