Episode Notes

In this episode, MothersEsquire founder Michelle Browning Coughlin talks about how being a parent—especially a mom—can make it harder to practice law, and what firms can do do be more parent-friendly, from paid paternity leave and flexible working arrangements to breastfeeding accommodations and playing the HR long-game.
Michelle Browning Coughlin is a Kentucky intellectual property lawyer.

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Michelle Browning Coughlin

Michelle Browning Coughlin is a member and intellectual property attorney at Cahill IP, PLLC and founder of MothersEsquire an organization that focuses on supporting lawyers who are mothers and caregivers.

Michelle has been included in the Super Lawyers Rising Star Intellectual Property Attorneys and Louisville Magazine Best Lawyers in Trademark and Copyright Law. Michelle also has experience assisting clients with privacy and data security compliance issues, including data breach response. Michelle counsels her clients on issues related to HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, electronic medical records, cloud computing and other related privacy issues. Michelle’s experience in this area led her to be selected as a Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer for Privacy and Information Law, as well as Technology Law.

Michelle also assists her clients with technology-related agreements, and works with clients to draft privacy policies, website terms of use, nondisclosure agreements and licensing agreements.

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Last updated March 15th, 2023