Danielle Conway Awarded Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professorship in Business Law

January 27, 2011

HONOLULU - The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has announced the selection of Professor Danielle Conway as the inaugural recipient of the newly established Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professorship in Business Law. Professor Conway teaches in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Licensing Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law & Policy, and Government Contract Law. She is also the Director of the University of Hawai‘i Procurement Institute.

Professor Conway co-authored the treatise, Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice (BNA, 2007) (with subsequent supplements) and the casebook, Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Application (Aspen, 2008) as well as numerous law review articles. In addition to speaking throughout the United States and Europe, she has lectured in China, Japan, Ghana, Palau, Micronesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mongolia on topics including globalization, government contract law, intellectual property law, intellectual property licensing, and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Professor Conway has delegate status at the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. In addition, she currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve assigned as Assistant Chair and Professor of Law in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. She is of counsel at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu.

Thanks to the generosity of The Michael J. Marks Foundation; The Cades Foundation; Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Stoller, the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professorship in Business Law was established at the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2010. This professorship honors Mr. Marks who died on October 5, 2010 in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. He moved to Colorado after retiring in 2003 as Vice President and General Counsel of Alexander & Baldwin.

According to A&B, at the time of his retirement Mr. Marks was the longest serving general counsel among Hawai‘i’s publicly traded corporations. He was a prominent lawyer and business man and his 39-year legal career included 28 years with A&B and many years in private practice in Honolulu and New York.

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