Intellectual Property Alumni Spotlight
Chicago-Kent's Intellectual Property Law Society presents a series of short profiles of alumni in IP practice. Check back to read about more alums as the collection of profiles grows.
Ulrike Koschtial studied at Chicago-Kent Law School in the year 2000-01 taking part in the LL.M. Programme on International and Comparative Law on a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service and the Kent-Law School. She received a Cali-award for her performance in the comparative law class.
Currently she is working as attorney at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, in the Section of Museums and Cultural Objects. She is responsible for the promotion of the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and has also worked in the Secretariat of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and an Intergovernmental Committee promoting the return of cultural property to its countries of origin. Before coming to UNESCO Ulrike Koschtial worked as lawyer in Germany in the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Ulrike Koschtial speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian fluently as well as her mother tongue German.
Her other qualifications in the law include a full German law degree from the Technische Universität Dresden (1st and 2nd State Exam) and a PhD on comparative and international law obtained with summa cum laude (highest honours) at the renowned Max-Planck-Institute, Munich, Germany. She also studied cultural management at the IKM in Vienna, Austria. Ulrike Koschtial received also a special award for academic excellence from the Munich Ludwig-Maximilian-University.
Her publications include several articles on intellectual property law, on the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property, the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and a major publication on the protection of industrial design.
IP alumni spotlights from the J.D. program
Margaret L. Begalle '02
Mary Jo Boldingh '91, Clearspire
Patricia M. Chidiac '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
David W. Clough, Ph.D. '93, Howrey LLP
Allison M. Corder '01, Valauskas Corder LLC
Thomas Donovan '87, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Christine A. Dudzik '88, Howrey LLP
Jason Du Mont '07, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Martin Goering '05, Cook Alex
Jason Gordon '06, Winston & Strawn LLP
Dolores Hanna '52, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Brian M. Hoffman '94, Fenwick & West LLP
Christopher Kaiser '05, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jessica Kaiser '05, The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall
Scott Kolassa '04, King & Spalding
Gretchen Hosty Kotleba '03, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Matesky '05, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Thomas A. Miller '95, Miller Matthias & Hull
Erin R. Ogden '03, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Mary Jane Peal '05, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Lawrence S. Perry '84, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Eric Priest '02, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Sharyn M. Procaccio '05, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ehab M. Samuel '02, Greenberg Traurig
Joseph Schmidt '73, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
John P. Wappel '04, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew A. Werber '05, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
IP alumni spotlights from the LL.M. program
Haris Apostolopoulos '06, Marinos, Lazaratos and Partners
Hong Cui '07, Kraft Foods
Manish Dhingra '06, Dhingra & Singh
Holger Gaidosch '03, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
Wojciech Gierszewski '07, Krzyzagorska Podniesinski Loboda i Wspolnicy
Dominik Goebel '07, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwalte GmbH
Nucha Jeeradith '05, Customs Department of Thailand
Ulrike Koschtial '01, UNESCO
Chuan Lu '05, Chint Group
Mariano Municoy '04, Moeller & Co.
Dirk Pauli '03, CMS Hasche Sigle
Holger Postel '04, Deutsche Welle
Nina Reiser '06, Federation of German Wholesale and International Trade
Goesta Schindler '07
Oezlem Schmitt '07, Alcatel Lucent
Mathias U. Studer '06, Walder, Wiss & Partners
Liuming Wei '07, World Intellectual Property Organization
Jens Friedrich Wiesner '05, Hengler Mueller
Yihong Ying '05, Rouse & Co. International
Jia You '04, Armstrong Teasdale LLP