The Linn Inn Alliance is governed by a Board and an Advisory Council. Judge Richard Linn serves as the initial Chair of the Board, with Judge Raymond Chen serving as Vice-Chair. Pam Wittmann, Director of Chapter Relations, Southeast Region, serves as an Ex Officio member of the Board. Additional Board members include Julie Katz of The Linn Inn, Olivia Bedi of The Linn Inn, Anthony Giaccio of The Conner Inn and Teresa Summers of The Tokyo IP Inn. Pam Wittmann  also serves as Secretary/Treasurer, and Judge Chen also serves as Chair of the Advisory Council. 

The Linn Inn Alliance was founded by the Honorable Richard Linn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in concert with Hal Wegner of Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C., and Olivia Luk of Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL. What began as an ad hoc effort in 2008 to unite the then six existing intellectual property law focused American Inns of Court has now taken root both as a catalyst in the formation of new IP-focused Inns and as a vehicle for the sharing of meeting and program information — and for the enhancement of the Inns of Court experience among all of the members of the now 25 intellectual property law American Inns of Court around the country and in Japan.

The Linn Inn Alliance operates under the umbrella of the American Inns of Court. The Alliance has developed a model for the formation of new Inns based on the steps taken by Olivia Luk and the other founding members of The Richard Linn Inn in Chicago.

Learn more about The Linn Inn Alliance here