Thursday, August 22, 2019, 12pm-1pm, Room 234
Elizabeth Janicki- Corporate Counsel at West Academics
Liz Janicki is the Copyright and Licensing Counsel at West Academic with a focus on responsibility for transactional IP issues. Additionally, Liz performs work as Corporate Counsel for West Academic as needed to support the organization.
Liz has more than 25 years of experience in the legal publishing industry. This includes editorial and licensing roles at Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing). Liz accepted her position at West Academic in 2013, when the law school legal textbook was sold by Thomson Reuters. Liz graduated from Hamline Law School in 1984.
Jon M. Harkness – Senior Acquisitions Editor at West Academics
Jon Harkness is a Senior Acquisitions Editor at West Academic, where he works with authors (primarily law professors) to publish books that are mainly targeted to the law-school market. Jon has been at West Academic since early 2015. Before that, he practiced IP law (mostly patent prosecution) at a small firm after taking a mid-life trip to Hamline Law School, where he graduated in 2011. For about a dozen years before law school, Jon interacted with the legal profession as a litigation consultant and expert witness, putting a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology to work elucidating state-of-the-art issues in toxic-tort litigation and prior-art issues in patent litigation. Jon has also held academic appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, and the University of Minnesota.