Audra Eidem Heinze | Banner Witcoff
Audra applies a strategic and creative approach to helping clients achieve their business goals. She understands and navigates complex legal issues relating to utility and design patents, trade dress, trademarks, and copyrights. She has counseled industry-leading clients on procuring protectable IP rights and enforcing those rights.
Audra has also represented clients in dozens of IP cases in federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has also assisted clients in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S Courts of Appeals. Illinois Super Lawyers named Audra a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation. She was also a member of the litigation team for a case named “Impact Case of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property.
Audra served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company where she helped manage a global trademark portfolio. She is also a contributing author to the Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook published by Bloomberg BNA.
Before joining Banner Witcoff, Audra researched gene mutations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Biomedical Research Facility. She also worked as a Field Claims Specialist Intern for Monsanto Corporation.
Audra earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri, graduating with Honors. She earned her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law), graduating summa cum laude.
Daniel Schiavetta, Jr. | Russo & Gould LLP
Dan Schiavetta, Jr. (currently of Counsel to Russo & Gould, LLP, New York, N.Y.) spent twenty years defending Catholic institutions in sexual abuse lawsuits. He is admitted in New York, New Jersey, and all related federal courts. He has also given a number of live presentations and webinars on insurance coverage, electronically stored information in litigation, and defense of nursing homes; and is on the CPLR Committee of the New York State Bar Association.
Daniel Garrie, Esq. | Law & Forensics LLC
Daniel Garrie, Esq. is the Co-Founder of Law & Forensics LLC, where he heads the Computer Forensics and Cybersecurity teams. Daniel has been a dominant voice in the computer forensic and cybersecurity space for the past 20 years, as an attorney and technologist. Prior to Law & Forensics, he successfully built and sold several technology start-ups companies. Since co-founding Law & Forensics LLC in 2008, Daniel has built it into one of the leading boutique cybersecurity forensic engineering firms in the industry. In addition to his role at Law & Forensics, Daniel is a mediator, arbitrator, and e-discovery special master for JAMS and is a partner and head of the Cybersecurity at Zeichner, Ellman & Krause LLP. Daniel has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University, as well as a J.D. from Rutgers Law School.
Daniel has led cyber and forensic teams in some of the most visible and sensitive cyber incidents in the United States. He and his team have worked for two of the top five banks in the globe, and dozens of the largest private and public companies in the world. Daniel and his team have been involved in thousands of investigations and disputes all over the globe. In addition, Daniel has been awarded several patents for advanced cybersecurity and forensic platform he built with his team that is currently used in the industry, Forensic Scan.
Daniel is also well-published in the cybersecurity space and has authored more than 200 articles and books. His work is cited by Black’s Law Dictionary 10th Ed. In defining the terms “software”, “internet”, and “algorithm.” Additionally, he has been recognized by several United States Supreme Court Justices for his legal scholarship and is a trusted source and thought leader for cybersecurity articles and opinions, being cited over 500 times to date.
Daniel also enjoys teaching and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University in Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare and an Adjunct Professor at the Global Cyber Institute, UCLA Extension School, where he serves as a Co-Founder. He has lectured all over the globe to thousands of individuals on various technology related topics, at institutions that include: Harvard Law School, University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, Cardozo Law School, Brandeis University, and dozens of federal and state agencies.
Kirk Stange | Stange Law Firm, PC.
Kirk Stange is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Mr. Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Super Lawyers for Family Law from 2015 to Present. Previously, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Rising Stars for Family Law in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Stange is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. Mr. Stange is President of the Missouri Collaborative Institute. Mr. Stange is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. In 2014, Mr. Stange presented at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on social media evidence for lawyers and judges. Mr. Stange authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: “Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).” Mr. Stange released a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: “Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line.” In 2015, Mr. Stange authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: “Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).” In 2019, Kirk was asked to co-author two chapters in the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 “Adult Protection Orders and Child Protecting Order” and the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 “Rights of the Unwed,” in Missouri Law (7th ed.) published by the Missouri Bar. This desk book, which is used by attorneys around the state, gives information to family law attorneys on the latest developments in family law.
Tyler Trew | Liskow & Lewis
Tyler is a litigator whose practice includes a wide variety of both commercial and energy litigation, including the prosecution and defense of contractual disputes, construction contract litigation, professional liability litigation, Education Law, e-discovery, tax disputes, and representation of oil companies in the defense of claims made by landowners regarding property contamination. Most recently Tyler represented a client in a $34 million construction dispute related to the third largest offshore jacket to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, and he managed the e-discovery database which included over 500,000 documents and 1.5 TB of data. Tyler regularly shares advice and information on e-discovery and ethical obligations related to e-discovery. As e-discovery becomes more prevalent, clients can rely on Tyler to advise on the risks and benefits in connection with its use. Tyler’s courtroom experience flourishes from his clerkship opportunities. While attending law school, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Ralph Tyson, late Chief Judge of the United States Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball, former Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.