Judges’ Dinner Featuring Judge Douglas R. Cole of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Please join us on January 18th at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Judge Douglas R. Cole of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Douglas R. Cole was nominated to serve as a United States district judge for the Southern District of Ohio in May 2019 by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the Senate in December 2019. Immediately before joining the bench, Judge Cole was a founding partner at Organ Cole, a litigation boutique in Columbus, Ohio.

Judge Cole received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with High Honors and Order of the Coif, was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics, and was a member of the editorial board of the University of Chicago Law Review. He clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before joining Kirkland & Ellis in its Chicago office. He has served as a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where he taught in the fields of business law, law & economics, and intellectual property.

From 2003-2006, he was the State Solicitor for the State of Ohio. In that capacity, he argued five cases at the United States Supreme Court, and multiple cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Ohio Supreme Court. Before joining Organ Cole, Judge Cole was a litigation partner at the Columbus office of Jones Day, where he practiced in the Issues & Appeals group and the Intellectual Property group.

Don’t miss this great opportunity for IP and non-IP attorneys alike to network and catch up with your colleagues. 

No CLE will be provided.

When: Thursday, January 18, 2024
4:30 pm – Reception/Cocktail Hour
5:30 pm – Dinner and Remarks
7:00 pm – Networking Social

Where: Queen City Club, 331 E 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (downtown Cincinnati)

Registration: (includes a plated 3-course dinner and open bar with wine/beer/soda)
$75 – Non-CincyIP Members
$50 – CincyIP Members, Law Clerks & Academics
(Judges attend free of charge)

Register here by noon on January 12, 2024

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

If you had previously registered for the Judge’s Dinner when it was first announced back in October 2023, there is no need to register again. Furthermore, if you can no longer attend or no longer wish to attend the newly scheduled Judge’s Dinner, please contact John Bieber at secretary@cincyip.org.