This week on Maximum Mom your host Elise Buie joined Michelle Browning Coughlin.
Michelle was a former partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, serving on the Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service team. Michelle brings her years of experience and skill to managing her client’s brands, protecting client’s rights of publicity, and drafting and negotiating complex technology agreements.
In addition to her law practice, Michelle is the founder and president of the national nonprofit organization MothersEsquire, which has more than 5,000 members and advocates for gender equity, motherhood, and caregiver issues. She was recently appointed to the ABA Presidential Commission on Women. Michelle also serves as an adjunct professor of Gender Law & Policy at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
In 2018, she was selected as the recipient of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Nathaniel R. Harper Award for promoting diversity in the profession, and as the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Member of the Year for her work for gender equality, and in Nov. 2019, she was recognized as one of the 100 Women Who Inspire Us by the ABA’s Women in Litigation Conference.
Michelle speaks frequently on issues of gender equity in the profession, including presenting oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court in Aug. 2019 on a gender equity rule change. Michelle was the keynote speaker for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Women Lawyers of Jefferson County and the 2020 ABA Women of Legal Tech Summit. She serves on numerous diversity committees, and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mom, the Lawyer, published in Nov. 2019. All proceeds of the book go to MothersEsquire to support its advocacy initiatives.
Watch the interview here.
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