Lori is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty practicing in the areas of intellectual property and business law. She focuses in the areas of trademark and copyright law, software and technology development and licensing, and e-commerce. She counsels clients on the identification, protection, and management of intellectual property assets, including all aspects of trademark usage, clearance, prosecution, protection, enforcement, portfolio management and branding strategy, development and licensing arrangements, and strategic alliances. Lori has a broad background in business law and also acts as general counsel to several businesses, addressing for them the many issues that arise in their day-to-day operations.
Lori represents designers, developers, manufacturers, and distributors of products and services in such diverse industries as software, medical devices, healthcare, agribusiness, food and beverage, publishing, clothing/textiles, crafts and gifts, hospitality, entertainment, education, and communication.
Lori is a frequent lecturer with student and business groups on intellectual property and business issues.
- “Conducting Business in the Age of Social Media,” copresenter, MnACCA, November 1, 2010
- “Doing Business in Israel,” Minnesota Trade Office, American-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 24, 2008
- “A How-To Manual on Effective Board Membership,” 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Edina, Minnesota, September 18, 2008
- “Copyright & Trademark Information,” Marketing Conference, Minnesota Telecom Alliance, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, September 11, 2008
- Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
- Morningside College, undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, 1978
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Ramsey County Bar Association
Honors and Distinctions
- “Super Lawyer,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001-present
- Minnesota’s Top 40 Intellectual Property Super Lawyers, 2003-present
- Midway Training Services, board member
- American Museum of Asmat Art, board member