Laurie K. Landgraf
Biography at time of award:
2011 - Laurie K. Landgraf (1982, B.S. Journalism; 1985, B.S., Electrical Engineering) is a Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company, focusing on intellectual property. Ms. Landgraf graduated with a B.S. in Journalism in 1982. She then went on to earn a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1985. Ms. Landgraf began working for then McDonnell Douglas as an electrical engineer; designing equipment used to test the avionics in the F/A-18 fighter jet. While working there as an electrical engineer, she enrolled in St. Louis University Law School in 1990 and received her J.D. in January 1995. She was offered and accepted an attorney position in the McDonnell Douglas Law Department in 1996. Boeing then acquired McDonnell Douglas in 1997, where Ms. Landgraf currently provides legal advice to Boeing's Defense, Space and Security business unit in all areas of intellectual property. She advises on a broad range of matters involving contracts with the federal government, international customers and suppliers, contract terminations, mergers and acquisitions and patent, copyright and trade secret disputes. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law.