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Tracy L. Kepler

Tracy L. Kepler

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Assistant Solicitor, Office of the General Counsel
Alexandria, VA, USA

Tracy L. Kepler is Senior Litigation Counsel for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), where she concentrates her practice in the investigation and prosecution of attorney disciplinary matters. Ms. Kepler currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), a non-profit organization of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United States, Canada and Australia. She has previously served as the NOBC's Secretary from 2011-2012, and as Director-at-Large from 2009-2011. Ms. Kepler is the NOBC Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and CPR-SOC, and has previously served as Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee Ethics & Professional Responsibility and to the ABA Standing Commission on Legal Assistance Programs (CoLAP). She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of CoLAP. Ms. Kepler is an active member of the ABA and its Center for Professional Responsibility and a frequent presenter of ethics related topics to various national, state and local organizations.

Prior to joining the ARDC in 2000, Ms. Kepler served as Regional Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and received her law degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.


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