Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Brooks-Hammond

Lisa R. Brooks (Hammond), J.D.



Bar & Court Admissions (Not Active)

  • California
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court (West. District of MO)

Professsional Experience*

  • Success Blossoms Entrepreneur Network  Entrepreneur Coach: Intellectual Property, Business, Entertainment, Advertising & Media (October 2011 – Present)
  • Out Counsel Consulting – Legal & Business Consultant: Intellectual Property, Business, Advertising & Media (September 2010 – Present)
  • H&R Block Corporate Counsel: Advertising & Media, Intellectual Property, Innovation (November 2007 – May 2010)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Of Counsel: Intellectual Property, Business, Advertising (February 2005 – October 2007)
  • Brooks Hammond, L.C. – Managing Counsel: Intellectual Property, Business, Entertainment (April 2001 – January 2005)
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Of Counsel: Intellectual Property, Business & Finance (September 1996 – March 2001)
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP – Associate: Entertainment, Intellectual Property (September 1992 – August 1996)

Consulting Experience

  • Success Blossoms Entrepreneur Network Business Strategist (September 2010 – September 2011) Served as legal consultant regarding the formation of an entrepreneur network and the implementation of an online membership site; advise regarding business formation issues and the use and protection of intellectual property
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Coaching Program – Business Coach (February 2007 – February 2008) Counseled entrepreneurs by assisting with the review, evaluation, development, organization, preparation and/or improvement of operational, financial and business plans and programs related to clients’ businesses
  • Economic Growth Group of Kansas City, Entrepreneur Incubator – Client Advisor (April 2001 – April 2003) Served as legal consultant and business coach for micro to small businesses in connection with business formation and corporate maintenance matters, acquiring MBE/WBE certification, preparing competitive bid packages, contract negotiation, writing business plans and proposals, and seeking bank financing

Publications & Presentations

  • “Intellectual Property Issues for the Health & Wellness and Information Technology Specialist”, Brown Mackie College – Lenexa (Presenter, April 2011)
  • “Copyright or Copy Wrong?: Plagiarism in the Digital Age”, Notre Dame de Sion Schools of Kansas City (Presenter, January 2010)
  • “KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy Comes to SHB”, Diversity News – Shook Hardy & Bacon (Author, August 2009)
  • “Law Firm & Organizational Leadership”, KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy Session 5 (Moderator, April 2009)
  • “How Famous Are You? The New Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006”, SHB 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (Presenter, January 2007)
  • “Trademark Basics”, SHB Client White Paper (Author, August 2006)
  • “The ABCs of That Little ©”, Kansas City Small Business Monthly**, Vol. 14 Issue 2 (Author, February 2005)
  • “Being Smart About Intellectual Property: Understanding the Value of Your Intangible Assets and How to Protect Them”, Kansas City Small Business Monthly**, Vol. 13 Issue 4 (Author, April 2004)
  • “Choice of Entity: Is Your Business Form Putting You at Risk?” flourish! Magazine, Premiere Issue (Author, January 2004)
  • “Intellectual Property for the Paralegal”, Skillpath Seminars (Instructor, Spring 2000)
  • “Fiduciary Duties, Rights and Responsibilities”, Missouri Business Organizations, The Missouri Bar, Chapter 9 (Co-author, 1998)

Former Memberships

Civic Activities

Awards and Accomplishments

* Recommendations

** Now Thinking Bigger Business magazine


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