Press Releases | 09/27/2021

Brooks Kushman Chief Diversity Officer Chanille Carswell Named a Diversity Business Leader in Michigan

Team Contact: Chanille Carswell


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan– Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that Chief Diversity Officer Chanille Carswell was named in Corp! Magazine as a Diversity Business Leader for the Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards.

In the 14th Annual Salute to Diversity Awards, Corp! Magazine recognizes businesses, organizations, and leaders who champion diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and achievements within their organization or the community.

Chanille Carswell serves as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. She is active in the legal community and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) both within Brooks Kushman and the greater legal community. As a part of these efforts, she facilitates the firm’s participation in the Wolverine Bar Association’s Summer Clerkship Program, and she was a 2015 Fellow within the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Carswell is also the Membership Chair for the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court. Carswell is passionate about giving back to her community and prioritizes civic engagement activities to improve her local community. She is a regular supporter of Alternatives for Girls, a nonprofit organization that serves homeless and at-risk girls and women in her hometown, Detroit.

Carswell also is Co-Chair of Litigation at the firm and has over 20 years of litigation experience across the country. She focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, copyright, and patent litigation. She also represents prominent brands in the enforcement of their IP assets in District Courts, as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. Carswell’s experience includes trademark counseling, protection, enforcement, and the management of the domestic and foreign trademark portfolios of Fortune 500 companies.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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