The Development Committee is comprised of board members and volunteer association members. The committee’s mission is to assist the organization to seek, nurture and develop strong sources of funding for various programs and events, including the Lavender Law® Conference. The committee works to support current resource needs and addresses long term funding. The committee members bring forward ideas and propose innovative ways and diverse methods to leverage our members, sponsors, supporters and the public to financially support our organization. Many committee members possess experience in fundraising, advertising, marketing and networking. The committee requires dedication and passion for helping this organization financially support its programs and outreach events.
Members of the Development Committee:
Wesley Bizzell serves as Assistant General Counsel, Government Affairs for Altria Client Services Inc. (“ALCS”). Mr. Bizzell provides in-house legal counsel on matters relating to the political, legislative and lobbying activities of Altria Group, Inc. In this role, Mr. Bizzell is responsible for ensuring that Altria and its companies comply with aRead More
Susan Borschel is an associate at Morrison & Foerster’s Northern Virginia office and is a member of the Government Contracts Group. She has more than 20 years of legal, operations, and controller experience in both private and military matrix organizations. Ms. Borschel previously served a variety of intelligence, Department of Defense, and othRead More
Ted Furman is a Vice President in the GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) Legal Department managing a global team handling GSK’s Consumer Healthcare, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology patent matters, having joined GSK in 2002. Ted has also been a member of the patent departments at Bristol-Myers Squibb and the RCA Corporation and has a total of 31 years in the patenRead More
Jeremy Protas is a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago. Jeremy’s practice focuses on securing patent protection in the United States and abroad, counseling clients on patent-related matters, and participating in complex patent litigation. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees. Jeremy holds a J.D. from DRead More
Alfred Zaher is a Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He concentrates his practice on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, licensing, and counseling. He has extensive experience representing clients before U.S. courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Copyright Office. Prior to entering the practice of lawRead More