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Michelle Browning Coughlin Recipient of WLA Member of the Year Award

Michelle Browning Coughlin Recipient of WLA Member of the Year Award

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Michelle Browning Coughlin is this year’s recipient of the Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Jefferson County’s Outstanding Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals who have furthered the goals and mission of the WLA or the legal profession in general by performing a public service that benefits the WLA or the legal profession; organizing or coordinating WLA sponsored events or other projects that benefit the legal community or community at large; taking the initiative to expand WLA’s involvement and presence in the community. Michelle was recognized during the WLA Annual Meeting on November 15, 2018 for her dedication to supporting gender equality in the legal profession and the retention and promotion of women in the law.

Ms. Coughlin concentrates her practice in the areas of trademark and copyright transactional work; trademark strategy, clearance, prosecution and enforcement and the management of multi-national trademark portfolios. She also advises clients regarding privacy and data security issues, including HIPAA, FTC, and compliance issues relating to the collection of information through websites and mobile applications, and with drafting privacy notices and terms of use. Ms. Coughlin is the Chair of the Firm’s Wyatt Women’s Network and the founder of MothersEsquire, a national bar association with more than 3,000 members, dedicated to increasing retention and promotion rates of women lawyers, particularly mothers, and supporting all lawyers who are parents or caregivers. She serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and as the Communications Committee Vice Chair for the National Conference of Bar Presidents of the American Bar Association and on the KBA Diversity in the Profession Committee. Earlier this year, Ms. Coughlin was awarded the KBA Nathaniel R. Harper Award for her commitment to promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession through the encouragement and inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other underrepresented groups.