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Dyan M. House

Baker & McKenzie LLP

1900 North Pearl Street 

Suite 1500

Dallas, Texas 75201

Phone: 214-978-3090

Vice Chair

Megan Hoyt

Senior Corporate Counsel

HomeVestors of America, Inc.

6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: (469) 289-1755


Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).  

For in person/live meetings, the members usually participate in a pre-meeting network activity 30 minutes before the CLE presentation begins.

We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.



Justin Cohen

Thompson & Knight

1722 Routh St., Suite 1500

Dallas, TX 75201

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John T. Tower

Hitchcock Evert

750 North St. Paul Street
Suite 1110
Dallas, Texas 75201

Tel: 214.953.1135
Fax: 214.953.1121

Immediate Past Chair

David O. Taylor

Southern Methodist University

Dedman School of Law

Storey Hall, Room 200

3315 Daniel Avenue

Dallas, TX 75275

Phone: 214.768.1685


Past Chairs

1994-1995 Harold E. Meier

1996 Thomas R. Felger

1997 Molly Buck Richard

1998 Herbert J. Hammond

1999 W. Thomas Timmons

2000 Steven W. Smith

2001 Robert M. Chiaviello

2002 Patrick F. McGowan

2003 David L. McCombs

2004 Stanley R. Moore

2005 Elisabeth A. Evert

2006 Michael D. Pegues

2007 Kevin J. Meek

2008 John M. Cone

2009 William R. Cohrs

2010 Randall C. Brown

2011 Max Ciccarelli

2012 Hilda Galvan

2013 Sue Windham

2014 Wei Wei Jeang

2015 Scott Breedlove

2016 Bradley P. Williams

2017 Marc Hubbard

2018 Colin Cahoon

2019 Shannon Bates

2020 Scott Hemingway

2021 Robert H. Johnston, III

2022 David O. Taylor

Young Lawyers Committee



David Ashton - Patterson Sheridan

Vice Chair: 

Krista Chan - Texas Instruments, Inc.


Bethany Salpietra - Baker Botts


Daniel Withers - McGuire Woods

Immediate Past President:

Matthew Cornelia - McGuire Woods


Kirby Drake

Kirby Drake Law

Matt Acosta

Platt Cheema Richmond


Tim Dyll

AT&T Services, Inc.

Niky Bagley

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Stephanie Sivinski

Haynes Boone

Marylauren Ilagan

Olaplex, Inc.

Craig C. Carpenter

Baker Hostetler


Ozz Siddiq

Lennox International

Jeff Becker

Baker Botts 

Scott Harper

Harper Bates LLP



D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301



December 7, 2023 (Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

Virtual Zoom/Arts District Mansion


Title: "UDRP, URS, ACPA, and Beyond: Domain Name Enforcement and Brand Protection Strategies”, Speaker: Jonathan S. Jennings of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson 

Mr. Jennings will present on the relative advantages and disadvantages of the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP), the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system, and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). He will examine the considerations in determining which action should be pursued under different scenarios when challenging infringing domain names and offer strategies to navigate the options.

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