TJSL Professor K.J. Greene was a panelist on Sunday, October 16 at a partner retreat of the law firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear. The panel discussion in which Professor Greene participated was titled: The Importance of Diversity in Law Firms.
Professor Greene spoke about how Intellectual Property (IP) is an exploding practice area and how greater diversity across many lines benefits firms as well as minority communities that need legal protection in the arts and sciences as both creators and small business owners. “This was a great panel on diversity issues and IP firms,” said Professor Greene. “My co-panelists were a Qualcomm vice-president, a Union
Bank counsel and an in-house counsel at Warner films. It was moderated by Maria Andersen, a Knobbe partner.
Professor Greene also discussed about how Dean Rudy Hasl, the longest serving law school dean in the U.S., has completely transformed TJSL so it is now among the top-tier of most diverse law schools in the nation.
About 250 Knobbe lawyers were in attendance and the firm is number seven nationally in diversity on the American Corporate counsel list.