Kelly M. Slavitt - Intellectual Property Law Section

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Kelly M. Slavitt
Intellectual Property Law Section

Kelly M. Slavitt of Irvington is the new chair of the 1,985-member Intellectual Property Law Section.

Slavitt is the deputy general counsel & legal director - North America & Food at Reckitt Benckiser. She concentrates her practice in contract drafting and negotiation, general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, legal department management and intellectual property.

A 10-year member of the State Bar, Slavitt co-chaired the Task Force on Privacy from 2008 to 2011. Within the section, she has served as vice-chair, treasurer and secretary. She won the section's Intellectual Property Writing Competition as a law student and later co-chaired the section's Young Lawyers Committee.

Slavitt graduated from Penn State University and earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She also earned a master's degree in policy from New York University and a master's degree in intellectual property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.