MWH Law Group LLP is a minority-owned law firm delivering the highest quality legal advice and service. MWH harnesses the power of its attorneys’ diverse backgrounds to provide a broader and more complete perspective for clients. The firm’s legal expertise includes labor and employment, litigation, corporate, transactional, real estate, technology, intellectual property and public finance. Clients include domestic and international companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging ventures. MWH provides legal services across a wide range of industries with a strategic focus on financial services, technology, cloud services, software, digital media, e-commerce, entertainment, consumer products, retail, publishing, healthcare, food and beverage, and manufacturing. For more information, visit www.mwhlawgroup.com
Apogee Law Group P.C. is a small firm law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. We strive to have a close relationship with our clients and strive to understand their business needs and influences on our clients’ respective industries. Apogee’s expertise is in intellectual property, corporate, entertainment, commercial and litigation related matters. We also have expertise in helping technology related start-up companies navigate through their legal needs. And, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients.
Rachel is a frequent speaker, published author and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has worked at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Jones Day, American Greetings, insurance.com, Adobe and Hasbro and is currently Special Counsel to MWH Legal Group.
Robert represents companies through all phases of their growth and development. Robert specializes in handling routine to complex intellectual property issues. His clients range in diversity from food processing companies; high tech computer hardware and software companies; and consumer products in the transportation, outdoor sporting goods and audio systems industries.
Robert handles a full service, domestic/international, intellectual property practice that includes drafting and filing patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, fluid dynamics and software technical fields. He also engages in related prosecution of patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has handled patent and trademark appeals as well as worked on Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.
His litigation practice includes all aspects ranging from pre-filing advice, trial and appellate practice in both federal and state courts. He also has experience with domestic (JAMS) and international arbitrations (Int’l Chamber of Commerce).
Robert has technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry and petroleum engineering. After working for several years in the petroleum industry, he obtained his law degree from the University of Tulsa and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School. For the last twenty-four years, he has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel.
Mr. Hart frequently lectures on a variety of business and legal topics. From 1994 until 2003, Robert co-taught Masters Classes for lawyers in Appellate Brief Writing and Appellate Advocacy with the Honorable Paul Michel, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at the John Marshall Law School. He has also taught trial practice for lawyers at Chicago Kent College of Law. Mr. Hart is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the Richard Linn American Inn of Court located in Chicago.