Biography

Audra Kemp began her legal career in 1995 as an intern in private practice, focusing on intellectual property law.  Following passing the New York and Massachusetts Bars, she began specializing in all aspects of trademark prosecution and brand management, from selection, clearance and searches, through contract negotiations, maintenance, and enforcement.  Audra manages international trademark portfolios, representing a wide range of clients across various industries.  In addition, Audra’s practice includes trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, and right of publicity matters.

Audra spent eight years of her career as an attorney editor and publications manager at Lexis-Nexis. She expanded the product line of a burgeoning Law School Division, collaborating with sales and marketing, developing promotional materials, and recruiting authors for new and existing publications.  She moved to the International and General Business Law Division to manage established, multi-volume treatises such as Corbin on Contracts and Business Organizations with Tax Planning.

Professional Accomplishments

      Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Coming Soon…

Admitted to practice

  • New York (1998)

Education

  • Juris Doctor, 1997, Regent University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, The King’s College

Community

Audra volunteers at her local church, ranging from childcare to treasurer to helping with the youth ministry and music ministry team.  She supports Break the Hold, a local suicide prevention mission.  She also volunteers and fundraises for the high school parents’ booster club, her children’s volleyball and soccer teams, and local benevolent missions.  Audra’s love of literature prompted her to launch a book club, which has now grown, since 2015, to over 30 members consisting of women from the community who meet regularly to connect, share and challenge one another.

Professional membership

International Trademark Association (INTA)

American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL)

akemp@nealmcdevitt.com
T: 847.881.2466
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