Michael LaBrie Honored as ‘Achiever Under 40’

May 3, 2005

Michael J. LaBrie, shareholder with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, has been named to the Journal Record’s second class of “Achievers Under 40.”

“The Journal Record’s ‘Achievers Under 40′ event was started to celebrate, recognize and honor the talent, creativity and leadership of the set under 40,” said Mary Mélon, publisher.  “This group represents our future – and from the quality of nominees we received, it is clear we are in good hands.”

The winners, which will be honored at a special tribute on May 20th and profiled in a special publication of the Journal Record, were chosen by a committee comprised of area leaders.

LaBrie is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s intellectual property group.  He is a contributing author of “State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law” and has presented papers and spoken on various intellectual property topics at continuing legal education seminars.  His achievements in the area of intellectual property law have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

LaBrie is a member of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, National Society of Professional Engineers and Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers.

Active in the community, he serves as secretary of the board of directors for i2E, Inc; director for Oklahoma Venture Forum; director of the Cleveland County chapter of Christmas in April; and chairman of the Norman Planning Commission.  He is also a member of the Norman Chamber of Commerce and Norman Public Schools Foundation.