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Klug Receives Leadership Award, Named to WLAM Board

May 1, 2017

Varnum attorney Erin Klug was officially sworn onto the Board of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan at its 99th annual meeting on Friday, April 28. She also received the 2017 Regional Leadership Award at the event.

Klug, an intellectual property attorney who focuses on patent and trademark procurement, received the Leadership Award for her "professionalism, excellence and dedication to furthering the objectives of WLAM," according to WLAM Past President Kristen L. Pursley.

Klug was nominated "for the many years of time and effort you have dedicated to planning and executing event after event after event for the Oakland region. Your dedication to the legal community and to WLAM is well documented and respected," Pursley stated. "We are honored to have you as a Regional Leadership Award recipient."

Klug has been involved in WLAM Oakland Region (also known as the Women's Bar Association) for more than eight years. She has held every board position other than president, and will attain that post in May. She has been the organizer of a wide variety of fundraising events, mentoring events, monthly informal networking events, retreats, and the organization's annual dinner.

Klug is an experienced intellectual property law attorney focusing on patent and trademark procurement to develop both domestic and international intellectual property strategies. She has experience in both mechanical and electrical arts. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Michigan.

WLAM is a statewide organization providing a wide-ranging networking and professional development opportunities for women lawyers. It's mission is to advance the interests of women members of the legal profession, promote improvements in the administration of justice, and promote equality and social justice for all people.


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