Aimee Nolan is the Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for W.W. Grainger, Inc. She is responsible for litigation matters as well as all aspects of Grainger’s Intellectual Property portfolio, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Aimee also supports the company’s Enterprise Systems organization as well as global product sourcing, marketing and corporate communications. She is also a leader of Grainger’s enterprise wide efforts on data protection, data security, privacy and breach response.
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 and 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 Association, Intellectual Property Law Association if 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 Advisory 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, 2016 and 2018 First Chair Award Recipient. Aimee is also a member of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and chairs the Illinois Woman Conquer Alz! Steering committee.