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September 10, 2019

Tori Silas Co-founds Atlanta Group for Women Lawyers in Tech

The Daily Report

There's a new group in town for women in Atlanta who find themselves at the intersection of the legal and technology industries. Among the leaders founding a Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs) chapter in Atlanta is partner Tori Silas, who will serve as a chapter adviser for the group.

“Atlanta makes sense when you consider how much the technology industry is growing here — whether from the startup perspective or with big companies like NCR relocating to metro Atlanta, plus universities like Georgia Tech,” Silas told the Daily Report. In February, Silas joined Nelson Mullins from Cox Enterprises, where she was the company's first privacy officer.

While ChIPs originally focused on intellectual property lawyers, it has evolved to comprise women lawyers and other professionals in technology and policy. The organization makes it a goal to close the gender gap for women at the intersection of technology, law, and policy. "Chapters have sprung up all over the country because women want to engage and get to know each other," Silas said.

ChIPs will host a soft launch on Sept. 16 and expect a more formal launch at the start of 2020, when they will do community outreach and roll out more CLEs, panel discussions, and speakers.

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