Taft attorney Jessamine Pilcher was quoted in an article on the importance of volunteering for elections, which was published in The Indiana Lawyer. The article highlighted an election hotline which is sponsored by the Marion County Election Board and is mostly staffed by lawyer volunteers. The hotline is designed to resolve and assist with legal questions relating to the voting process raised by polling site officials, clerks, and other volunteers facilitating an election. Pilcher has volunteered since 2019 and she discussed the various opportunities volunteering throughout the day. Pilcher noted she never thought much about the election process much before volunteering, but now has a deeper understanding of the process and appreciation for all volunteers.
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Pilcher is an associate in Taft’s Indianapolis office and uses her intellectual property knowledge and scientific and technological background to better understand and tenaciously represent her clients in a wide variety of technologies and transactional issues. Prior to joining Taft, Pilcher gained valuable experience working as an intellectual property associate with a well-known regional firm in Indianapolis. Before law school, Pilcher worked as a project manager and patent agent at the Purdue Research Foundation in the Office of Technology Commercialization managing cases and technology transfer involved in the life sciences, biotechnology, and biomedical fields. She oversaw the assessment of commercial viability, marketing strategies, drafting and negotiation of license agreements, and the drafting and prosecution of intellectual property.