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Aimee Nolan

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Lake Forest, IL, USA


Aimee Nolan is the Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for W.W. Grainger, Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of Grainger's I P portfolio, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. She also supports the company's Enterprise Systems organization, as well as eCommerce and innovation initiatives. She is a leader of Grainger's enterprise wide efforts on data protection, data security, privacy and breach response. She also counsels in the areas of marketing, advertising, commercial transactions, international product sourcing and corporate communications.

Aimee has also served as primary legal counsel to several Grainger business units and has advised in the areas of corporate and commercial law, securities, bankruptcy, credit & collections, customer and supplier agreements and services. She has extensive experience working on large, complex projects and has successfully supported many strategic company initiatives. Aimee has been at Grainger since 1998.

Aimee is a member of the Chicago and American Bar Associations, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Association of Corporate Counsel     ( ACC), and the International Trademark Association(INTA). Aimee is a member of the In-House Advisor Committee of ChiWIP (Chicago Woman in IP). She is also an Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation and co- chaired their annual fundraising gala in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is a 2015 and 2016 First Chair Award Recipient. Aimee is a member of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and chairs the Illinois Woman United Against Alzheimer’s(IWUAA) steering committee.

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