Robert H. Johnston III

R. Johnson Law, PLLC
1722 Routh St., Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-396-6000

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Elizabeth K. Rucki

Baker Botts

2001 Ross Ave, Suite 900

Dallas, TX 75201-2980

Phone: 214-953-6926

Email: elizabeth.rucki@

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

Vice 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


Immediate Past Chair

D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301


Young Lawyers Committee


President - Jeff Becker Baker Botts LLP

Vice President - Reshaun Finkley Townsend Lockett

Secretary - Krista Chan Patterson & Sheridan

Treasurer - Matt Cornelia McGuire Woods


Madeleine Shroyer  Maddrey PLLC

Stephanie Sivinski  Haynes & Boone

Mery Pimentel  AGC Susan G. Komen

Sophilia Wu  Baker & Hostetler LLP

Austin Champion  Harper Bates & Champion LLC

Craig Carpenter  Thompson & Knight 

Harrison Rich  Baker Botts LLP

David Ashton  Patterson & Sheridan

Anthony McCain  Dentons   

Lon Outland  AT&T

Ozz Siddiq  Lennox International

Chelsie Spencer  Ritter Spencer

Tiffany Cooke  Haynes & Boone


Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every month (with some exceptions).


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


Dyan M. House

Baker & McKenzie LLP

1900 North Pearl Street 

Suite 1500

Dallas, Texas 75201

Phone: 214-978-3090



Justin Cohen

Thompson & Knight

Kirby Drake

Klemchuk LLP

Megan Hoyt

Judicial Clerk

Western District of Texas

Dwayne Norton

Toyota North America

Elizabeth Rucki

Baker Botts L.L.P.

John Tower

Hitchcock Evert

Matt Acosta

Platt Cheema Richmond


James Gourley

Carstens & Cahoon, LLP


Tim Dyll

AT&T Services, Inc.

Niky Bagley

Cole Schotz, PC

Stephanie Sivinski

Haynes Boone


D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301





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Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster



Next CLE: May 27, 2021 

(Virtual Zoom, Noon)

“IP Implications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Trademark Modernization Act and CASE Act”

Speaker: Robert Johnston, Hubbard Johnston, PLLC

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA") was signed into law.  The CAA includes provisions that impact trademark, copyright, and patent law.  This presentation addresses the IP implications mainly with respect to trademarks and copyrights. In particular, the implications of the Trademark Modernization Act and the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of the CAA will be addressed.