Sangeeta (Gandhi) Shah ’90

Sangeeta (Gandhi) Shah is one of the four founding organizers of the newly formed Chicago Regional Chapter of Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPS), Legal News reports. The national organization focuses on advancing and connecting women in the fields of technology, law and policy. Shah, chief diversity officer at the law firm Brooks Kushman, told Legal News that women are underrepresented in senior levels of the legal profession and especially in the intellectual property field, where there is a particular shortage of women with credentials like hers. The daughter of a top engineer at Ford Motor Co., she earned her bachelor’s at K in chemistry and economics, but in true liberal arts fashion decided that rather than seek a career in research, she would merge her interest in technology with another field: patent law. She earned her law degree at Wayne State University and represents several Fortune 500 clients.

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