IPI Programs: Innovators, Esq.

Innovators, Esq. are lunch-and-learn presentations for members of the Pitt Law community that offer opportunities to talk with lawyer innovators and lawyers working for and partnering with innovators.

Innovators, Esq. lunches are generally held throughout the Fall and Spring semester on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in Room G20 of the Barco Law Building. Pizza and pop are provided by the IPI.

For the most up-to-date information about Innovators, Esq. speakers and schedule, check the IPI’s Facebook page.

The IPI’s Innovators, Esq. motto is: free pizza and priceless advice!

Spring 2016

Eric Davis, Elliott & Davis, For-profit, Non-Profit & Social Enterprise Law
Melanie Harrington, CEO Vibrant Pittsburgh
Jake Heller, CEO Casetext
Grant MacIntyre, University of Pittsburgh School of Law & Kevin Abbott, Reed Smith, Energy and Environmental Law
Steve Paskoff & Peter Dailey, Starting Your Own Business
Randi Silverman, Filmmaker
Kevin Tucker, Attorney & Legal Tech Entrepreneur
Mark Viscio, Suitable

Fall 2015

Susan Ardisson & Joe Decker, Bit-x-Bit
Jennifer Cairns, Executive Director, Sarah Heinz House
Bill Newlin, Newlin Investment Company
Stephanie Sciullo, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) & Marcy Smorey-Giger, managing in-house practice

Spring 2015

Helen Britt and and Shannon Hukriede, University of Pittsburgh Office of Research – negotiating and contracting on behalf of the university and its researchers
Emily Collins, Fair Shake – environmental law & practice and social enterprise
Bill Generett, Urban Innovation 21 – working with underserved entrepreneurs
Penina Lieber, Dinsmore & Stohl LLP – nonprofit law
F.J. Lucchino, Lucchino Law – entrepreneurship law
Jeff McDaniel, Innovation Works – entrepreneurship
Todd Reidbord, Walnut Capital – real estate development
Jason Somma, University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management – university technology transfer
Fred Thieman, Buhl Foundation – nonprofit law
Susan Yohe, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney – innovation in the large law firm

Fall 2014

Greg Behr, Grable Foundation
Dan Corbett, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Evan Facher, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute
Slim Forsythe, Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame inductee & Pitt Law Alum
Rochelle McCain and Jamey Mentzer, Pitt Law’s OPCD
Lori McMaster, Director of Pitt Law’s OPCD
Steve Paskoff, President & CEO of ELI, Inc.
Steve Tanzilli, Associate Professor at Point Park University – Sports, Arts, & Entertainment Management
David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh Professor of Cybersecurity & Privacy Regulation

Spring 2014

Chris Arnold, Schell Games
Carolyn Branthoover, K&L Gates
Babs Carryer, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute
Peter Dailey, International Electric Power
Michael Kline, Cleveland Golf/Srixon
Max Miller, Urban Innovation 21 and Raise Your Spirits LLC
Justine Kasznica Thornton, Schnader LLC
Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh and Innovation Practice Institute
Piyush Seth, Tucker Arensberg
Stephanie Shreiber, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Kirk Vincent, Blue Tree Allied Angels
Geoff White, McNees, Wallance & Nurick LLC
Bobby Zappala, Thrill Mill

Fall 2013

Stephanie Dangel, Innovation Practice Institute and Steeltown Entertainment
Reed McManigle, Carnegie Mellon University.Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC)
Larry Silverman, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote and former General Counsel, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jenifer Tarasi, Jason Somma & Paul Petrovich, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute