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Wayne Law alumnus to discuss career in international law Nov. 1

Wayne State University Law School alumnus Mark Sadoff will present “Practicing Law Abroad – My Lives in International Practice” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the law school.

Sadoff, Wayne Law class of 1986, will reflect on his nearly 30 years of practice — in private practice, as an attorney for the government and as in-house counsel — and will discuss lessons learned and how he was prepared (or not). He will describe his journey from Wayne Law to international practice and provide practical advice to students interested in a similar career path.

This free lecture will be from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. Lunch will be provided. Parking is available for $7.50 (credit or debit cards only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law. The lecture is sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies.

Sadoff is a partner with Shubert Collin Associates, where he practices international business law, and is based in Paris. He is also an adjunct professor at the Institut Léonard de Vinci, teaching advanced-degree business students about purchasing agreements.

Early in his legal career, Sadoff was an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. From there, he joined a subsidiary of the Saint-Gobain Group in eastern France, eventually becoming divisional general counselor of the large multinational corporation.

Sadoff earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Haverford College.

For more information about this event, contact Professor Gregory Fox, director of the Program for International Legal Studies, at (313) 577-0110 or gfox@wayne.edu.


Attorney guest lecture on drafting patent applications for class

Linda Nattler, an IP attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been invited to serve as the guest lecturer at the Wayne State University Law School on Nov. 3. Her topic is “Drafting Patent Applications that Comply with European Disclosure Requirements.” The guest lecture will be presented to law students enrolled in the patent drafting class.

A German native, Nattler focuses her intellectual property law practice on patent prosecution and IP portfolio management, with a particular emphasis on the areas of mechanics, electronics, hydraulics and computerized processes. Prior to joining Brinks, Nattler gathered extensive experience in U.S., European and German patent prosecution. While employed in Europe, she was admitted to practice before the European Patent Office and is one of very few U.S. attorneys admitted to practice before both the European Patent Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Nattler attended Thomas Cooley Law School on a full academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. She holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Universität Bayreuth in Germany.