DALIAH SAPER is a member of the Illinois Bar and both the General Bar and Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, The Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio, and NPR. She has received the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine ten years in a row, is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, was featured on the cover of TheXemplar magazine, was profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin and recognized as one of that publication’s “Emerging Lawyers of 2017,” and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
Most significantly, Daliah was named to Crain’s Chicago‘s 2017 list “60 Most Influential Women Lawyers,” which highlighted her “cutting-edge” internet and social media practice and Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 2012 list “40 Attorneys Under 40,” an incredibly competitive roster of accomplished attorneys compiled from thousands of highly qualified nominations.
Daliah is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching a Sports and Entertainment Law course. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, teaching an Internet Law course. She is on the faculty of PLI, Practicing Law Institute, and has been selected by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to be a member of Harvard’s new Online Media Legal Network (OMLN).
Daliah received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was a staff member on the Journal of Law Technology and Policy and served as President of the Intellectual Property Law Society.
Her work experience includes positions at Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione, a large intellectual property law firm; Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a non-profit organization assisting artists; and the Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights organization. She has also worked at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., assisting with the maintenance and enforcement of Playboy’s global trademark portfolio. Prior to starting her own firm, Daliah gained experience as a commercial litigator and negotiated settlement agreements on behalf of individuals sued by the Recording Industry Association of America. She also served as Vice President and in-house counsel of diLuce Productions, Inc., a Chicago based public relations and marketing consulting firm specializing in event production.
Daliah is on the board of the Chicago Fashion Foundation, Social Media Club Chicago, and Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Auxiliary Board). Through her firm, she supports and sponsors many technology and arts related organizations such as Tech Cocktail, the Midwest Independent Film Festival, and the Executives Club of Chicago. She also volunteers for Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Kartemquin Films, Chicago Filmmakers, Women in Film, and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Finally, Daliah has extensive overseas experience, having studied at Fudan University in Shanghai and the City University School of Business in London. She speaks Hebrew and Farsi.
BRANDON BEYMER is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. At Saper Law, he focuses on Trademarks, Copyrights, Right of Publicity issues, Trade Secrets, Advertising, Business Entity Organization, Licensing Agreements, and Litigation.
Brandon received a J.D. with a certificate in intellectual property from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society and represented the school in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University where he majored in Political Science.
Prior to joining Saper Law Offices, Brandon served as a student-attorney for Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Clinic and as a law clerk at another small firm specializing in intellectual property and business law. In his free time, Brandon volunteers at and participates in various running events in the Chicago area.
TED CHIACCHIO is a highly experienced litigator, having handled numerous intellectual property and other business litigations. Specifically, Theodore serves or has served as lead trial counsel in complex disputes involving trademark infringement claims, copyright infringement claims, and trade secret misappropriation claims. Ted has also handled substantial aspects of high-stakes patent infringement cases.
Ted earned his law degree from Cornell University Law School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Bucknell University. Ted is admitted to the State Bars of Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. Ted is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Theodore is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ted regularly authors articles discussing trademark and patent law issues. Many of Ted’s articles have been published in IP Watchdog, routinely ranked the No. 1 on-line publication focused on intellectual property issues.
CHRIS MCELWAIN is knowledgeable about a range of legal issues impacting small businesses and creative professionals. An experienced litigator, he is admitted to the State Bars of Illinois and California, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of Texas.
Chris received his J.D. from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. He was an associate attorney at Saper Law from 2012-2014 before moving to California. In 2016, he was awarded the Ladas Memorial Award by the International Trademark Association, and in 2018, he was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star. His articles on intellectual property have been published in various national magazines, including Cannabis Now and IDEA Fitness Journal.