Profiles in Leadership

Welcome to Penn State Dickinson Law’s Profiles in Leadership series. Hosted by Daryl Lim, the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, this series provides a front-row seat to the experiences, values, and habits underlying lives of distinction and impact.

Jenni Evans

“Hurricanes and Data Sciences” with Jenni Evans, Emeritus Professor, Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science and Director Emeritus, Institute for Computational & Data Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University



“Oz” with Emory University School of Law Professor of Law, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science Matthew Sag and Emory University School of Law Professor of Law and Sam Nunn Chair in Ethics and Professionalism Tonja Jacobi, PhD

Jennifer Wu

“Community Leadership” with Jennifer H. Wu, Founding Partner at Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP

Katie Moussouris

“Bug Bounties” with Katie Moussouris, Founder and CEO of Luta Security

Crystal West Edwards

“Oldies and Goodies” with Crystal West Edwards, a Principal in the Wealth Preservation Group at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

Michael Gang

“Energy” with Michael W. Gang, Chair of the Board of Directors at Post & Schell P.C. and a Principal and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group

Brandon Biegenzahn

“Talent Acquisition” with Brandon Biegenzahn, president at McDermott + Bull

William Kovacic

“Antitrust’s Doyen” with William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center for George Washington University Law School

William Treanor

“Justice is the End” with William Treanor, Dean and Executive Vice President and Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair of Georgetown University Law Center 

Matthew Diller

“In Service of Others” with Matthew Diller, Dean of Fordham Law School and the Paul Fuller Professor of Law

Judge Randall Rader

“The International Jurist” with Judge Randall R. Rader, former United States Circuit Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Judge Paul R. Michel

“Public Service” with Judge Paul R. Michel, retired United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and a former Chief Judge of that court

Susan Jin Davis

“The Self Aware Leader” with Social Impact Officer for Al Roker Entertainment’s Susan Jin Davis

Robert B. Ahdieh

“Faith and Works” with Robert B. Ahdieh, Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean’s Chair at Texas A&M School of Law and Vice President for Professional Schools & Programs, Texas A&M-Fort Worth Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M University

Nichole Velasquez and Joel Samuels

“Leadership in Diversity” with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program Director Nichole M. Velasquez and HarnessIP’s Litigation Team Member Joel Samuels

Joe Myers and Gary S. Gildin

“Persuasion” with storyshop films partner and filmmaker Joe Myers and Penn State Dickinson Law Professor Gary S. Gildin

Judge Jackie Bonilla

“Leading Experts” with Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge Jackie Bonilla, Senior Legal Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Kevin Noonan

“The Science of Law” with Kevin E. Noonan, co-chair of MBHB’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Practice Group

John Flynn

“The Business of Innovation” with IBM Associate General Counsel John Flynn

Spencer Weber Waller

“Progressive Antitrust” with John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law, Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law Spencer Weber Waller

Leah Chan Grinvald

“Rebels” with University of Las Vegas Law Dean Leah Chan Grinvald

Suzanne Harrison

“Percipience” with Founder of Percipience LLC, Suzanne Harrison

Xiyin Tang

“The Class Action as Licensing and Reform Device” with UCLA School of Law Assistant Professor of Law Xiyin Tang

Derrick Brent

“More To Do, Better To Do” with Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Derrick Brent

Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew

“Not a Moment, but a Movement” with George Washington University Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew

William Tong

“Firewall” with Connecticut Attorney General William Tong

Martin H. Brinkley

“Carolinian” with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Law Dean Martin Brinkley

Ivan Fong

“The Lawyer Statesperson” with Medtronic General Counsel Ivan Fong

Stephanie Couch

“STEM Learning Opportunities” with Lemelson-MIT Executive Director Stephanie Couch

Teresa Artis

“The Art of Communication” with TWR Counsel Teresa Artis

Arti Rai

“Innovation and the Administrative State” with Duke University Law Professor Arti Rai

James Grimmelmann

“The Laboratorium” with Cornell University Law Professor James Grimmelmann

Joe Allen

“The Importance of Building Coalitions” with Bayh-Dohl Coalition Executive Director Joe Allen

Nick Groombridge

“Speed and the Boundaries of Disaster” with Groombridge Wu Baughman & Stone Founding Partner Nick Groombridge

Justin Schwartz

“Profiles in Leadership Interview” with Penn State University Provost Justin Schwartz

Peter Yu

“The Craft of Prodigious Scholarship” with Texas A&M University Law Professor Peter Yu

Michael Madison

“Future Law” with Pittsburgh University Law Professor Michael Madison

Diane Wood

“When to Hold, When to Fold, and When to Reshuffle” with American Law Institute Director | Retired US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood

John Yang and Esther Lim

“Advancing Justice” with Asian Americans Advancing Justice President and Executive Director John Yang and
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Chief Diversity Officer and Partner Esther Lim

Andrei Iancu

“Renewing American Innovation” with Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Andrei Iancu

Lateef Mtima

“Trailblazing Social Justice” with Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice Director | Howard University Law Professor Lateef Mtima

Susan Poser

“Madam President” with Hofstra University President Susan Poser

Bruce Berman

“Investing in Awareness” with Brody Berman Associates CEO Bruce Berman

Scott Frank

“Building Alliances” with Founder US IP Alliance | Chief IP Counsel AT&T Scott Frank

Lisa Jorgenson

“Inclusive Innovation” with World IP Organization Deputy Director General Lisa Jorgenson

Tim Holbrook

“Engaged for Impact” with Emory Vice-Provost Tim Holbrook

Roberte Makowski

“Feeding the World” with FMC Chief IP Counsel Roberte Makowski

Gregory Mandel

“Perseverance Conquers” with Temple University Provost Gregory Mandel