Leadership & Governance
We are led by a Board of Directors composed of up to 37 representatives of member organizations.
Jomarie B. Fredericks is Deputy General Counsel, Chief Intellectual Property and Brand Counsel for Rotary International, the worldwide not-for-profit association of 36,000 member Rotary clubs and The Rotary Foundation. In this role, she leads a team of experienced professionals who are responsible for all trademark, copyright, licensing and domain name work for Rotary International, globally, as well as advising the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees and various committees on matters of policy adoption and implementation.
Ms. Fredericks joined Rotary International after being in private practice with law firms in Chicago, where she practiced in trademark, copyright, libel, privacy and commercial and First Amendment litigation, with an emphasis on libel defense and media law, and after a prior career in radio. She holds a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Law, where she now serves on its Advisory Board, a Juris Doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Master of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Ms. Fredericks also serves as a Distinguished Member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on its Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) and on the Board of Managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Educational Foundation.
In her role as INTA President, Ms. Fredericks is Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and a member of the Board of Governors of the INTA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Dana Brown Northcott is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Amazon’s Intellectual Property team, where she leads the attorneys and legal professionals who support Amazon’s valuable brands and growing portfolio on trademark, domain name, gTLD, copyright and content protection efforts. Ms. Northcott devises Amazon’s intellectual property strategies and policies across the business globally, partnering closely with Amazon’s Marketing, Security, and Public Policy teams on brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, advertising, marketing, internet governance and litigation. She also represents Amazon on the Governing Board of Directors for the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment.
Prior to Amazon, Ms. Northcott was Legal Counsel for Agilent Technologies, and an Attorney for Howrey LLP in Menlo Park, California, and London, England. She has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol in England, a Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco Law School, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. Ms. Northcott is an Amazon Diversity Legal Team Executive Co-Sponsor, a Distinguished Member of the United States Patent Office and Trademark Office, on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC), a Founding Governing Board Member for the Association for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Intellectual Property Group (IPC), a Board Member of the PNW Chapter of Chiefs in IP (ChIPs), a Founding Board Member of the Washington State Chapter of Intellectual Property Association (WIPA), coaches youth soccer, and takes every opportunity to be on a ski hill with her husband and two kids.
Ms. Northcott currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is Chair of the Planning Committee.
Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Elisabeth Stewart Bradley is the Vice President, Innovation Law: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Brand Protection at Bristol Myers Squibb Company, a global biopharma company, and is based in their Princeton, N.J. offices. She joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2011, following eight years as in-house trademark counsel in the consumer products industry.
Prior to Bristol Myers Squibb, Ms. Bradley was in private practice in New York City for several years, handling both litigation and IP matters for a diverse range of clients. She graduated from The University of Virginia School of Law and holds a B.A. from The College of William & Mary.
Ms. Bradley currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is the Group Officer of the Advocacy Group.
The Chemours Company FC, LLC
Deborah A. Hampton is Senior Trademark & Copyright Program Manager at The Chemours Company FC, LLC., whose brands include Teflon and Freon. She is the global Trademark Team Leader, responsible for managing Chemours trademark and copyright portfolio focusing on prosecution, registration, strategy, enforcement, and brand protection. Prior to joining Chemours in 2015, Ms. Hampton worked on teams during her career that managed global portfolios for brands such as Victoria’s Secret, AT&T, and Elizabeth Arden.
Ms. Hampton serves on the Executive Board of the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She also serves as the chapter Parliamentarian. She is featured (chapter. 8) in the book “Lessons from The Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals in America and What You Can Learn from Them” by Carole A. Bruno. Ms. Hampton served two terms on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Since inauguration in 2017 and subsequent years, Ms. Hampton has been nominated and selected for World Trademark Review’s WTR300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. She has also been chosen as one of World Trademark Review’s Global Trademark Thought Leaders for the last four years.
Ms. Hampton received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. She also received an ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from Adelphi University’s now disbanded Paralegal Program.
Ms. Hampton currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is Group Officer of the Resources Group. She also serves as the Association’s Diversity Officer and oversees the DEI Council.
Louis Chan is the Associate General Counsel at UL, a safety certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and is based in their Singapore office. He joined UL in 2019, and is responsible for UL’s IP and litigation, including all other corporate and legal matters, for APAC.
Prior to UL, Mr. Chan was Procter & Gamble’s Associate General Counsel, managing the IP portfolios of their many household brands like OLAY, Tide and Gillette. Before joining Procter & Gamble, he was the director of the trademarks registry at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), managing the trademarks team and overseeing all trademark applications filed nationally and via the Madrid Protocol. While at IPOS, he actively collaborated with many other industry stakeholders such as INTA, WIPO and ASEAN Secretariat on IP-related projects and in working groups. He was also in private practice for several years at Allen & Gledhill LLP, handling both IP matters for a diverse range of clients. In all, he has more than two decades of experience in the public, private and legal industries. Mr. Chan graduated with an honors degree in law from The National University of Singapore and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Mr. Chan serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board.
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Daniel Zohny is Head of Intellectual Property at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), where he leads a department of specialized IP professionals and oversees all aspects of conceptualization, registration, maintenance, and enforcement of FIFA’s IP, including the implementation of FIFA’s enforcement programs for the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments both online and onsite in the relevant host country during the event. In addition to all matters involving IP, he is responsible for FIFA’s ticketing enforcement efforts.
After law school and the bar exam in Germany, Mr. Zohny obtained his LL.M. in Intellectual Property at Cardozo Law School in New York. He passed the New York State Bar Exam and worked in private practice. He returned to Europe and joined FIFA in 2013.
Mr. Zohny currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is the Group Officer of the Communications Group.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Rosabel Socorro Balan
San Miguel Brewery, Inc.
Hoda Barakat Legal Consultancy
Parlux Holdings, Inc.
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Major League Baseball
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
NBC Universal Media, LLC
FIS - Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC
Toms Shoes Inc.
Nordemann Czychowski & Partner
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Meera Chature Sankhari
Jupiter Law Partners
Francine Tan Law Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Marlou van de Braak
Heineken International B.V.
Treasury Wine Estates (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
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