Ned Barlas Named to Leadership Role with Licensing Executives Society

(New York)  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP senior counsel Ned E. Barlas will serve as associate vice president-international of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) for 2012-13.  In this role, he will work closely with, among others, LES (USA and Canada) International Delegates to strengthen ties among these societies worldwide as well as to convey the value of the LES global network.

The LES (USA and Canada) was established in 1965 and is a professional society comprising nearly 5,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development and marketing of intellectual property.  LES facilitates global IP commerce through education, networking, standards development and certification.

Ned Barlas’ practice focuses on heading up and supporting a variety of complex transactions, across a wide range of industries and technologies, in which IP is a driving force.