CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 – Julie Nichols Matthews, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, has joined Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC ("PIB Law") as a Partner in the Intellectual Property practice group.
Ms. Matthews' practice focuses on counseling and disputes arising in connection with trademarks, copyrights, domain names, consumer privacy and advertising. Ms. Matthews advises clients on brand selection, IP issues arising on the Internet, registration and portfolio management, brand protection and the use of social media, global policing and enforcement strategies, franchising and licensing, advertising and promotions, and compliance with FTC regulations and guidelines. She has successfully litigated infringement disputes in federal courts, administrative disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and domain name disputes in the National Arbitration Forum.
Ms. Matthews has notable experience advising clients in such diverse industries as consumer products, entertainment, specialty chemicals, agribusiness, personal care, food and beverage, advertising and marketing, travel and hospitality, manufacturing, software and financial services.
Ms. Matthews is a member of the International Trademark Association, the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She comes to PIB Law from Locke Lord LLP where she was a Partner.
"Julie is a highly respected attorney with years of experience, which is exactly what the firm needs as we expand our IP practice to Chicago," said PIB Law Managing Partner Sanjay Ibrahim. "We are confident that her commitment to client service and leadership will not only benefit our clients in Chicago, but across the firm's geographic footprint."
"I'm delighted to be joining a rapidly-expanding national firm with a sophisticated client base, an unwavering dedication to excellence and client service, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The firm is committed to building a nationally and internationally recognized intellectual property practice and my clients and I are excited about the opportunities ahead," said Ms. Matthews.
Ms. Matthews received an LL.M. degree, with honors, from the John Marshall Law School, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. She is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Colorado, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
PIB Law is a full-service, national law firm representing an array of corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national banks, retailers, reinsurers, mortgage lenders and financial services companies. The firm's practice areas include mortgage banking, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment litigation and counseling, intellectual property, reinsurance/insurance, regulatory consulting, regulatory enforcement, consumer finance, fair lending and corporate transactional matters.
Sanjay P. Ibrahim
- Mortgage Banking
- Reinsurance / Insurance
- Repurchase Solutions / Mortgage Fraud
- Consumer Finance
- Fair Lending
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Matters
- Regulatory & Supervisory Matters
- General Counsel
- Design Professionals
- Intellectual Property