TECHSHOW 2024 BOARD
Vedia Jones-Richardson is a partner heading the transactional practice group at Olive and Olive, an intellectual property law firm in Durham, North Carolina, with a practice focused on consumer products, computer, communications, educational, arts, and entertainment clients. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in design, management positions in television, advertising, and software development, law practice in law firms and in-house, and several years as an adjunct professor and USPTO-certified law clinic supervisor. She draws on each of these perspectives to provide insights for solving the challenges faced by her clients. Vedia is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Howard University, admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Illinois, and North Carolina, and is certified as a North Carolina Bar Trademark Specialist. She has served in many bar leadership positions, including in the American Bar Association, as chair of the Law Practice Division and ABA Women Rainmakers, on various ABA commissions for technology and client development issues, as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and in the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She also has been a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, a founding board member of InternetBar.org, and has served on the boards of many arts and cultural organizations. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, NY, she also spent several years in Washington DC and Chicago and now lives in the Triangle Area of North Carolina with her husband and three sons.