Beth Cate

Associate General Counsel, Indiana University

Beth Cate is Associate General Counsel for Indiana University, and practices in a variety of areas, with emphases on intellectual property law and the law and ethics concerning research and the use of information technologies. Beth is also an adjunct member of the faculty in the University's School for Public and Environmental Affairs. Before joining the University in 1998, Beth served as in-house counsel for Eli Lilly and Company, practicing in a variety of areas; clerked for the Hon. S. Jay Plager of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and practiced with the law firm of McKenna & Cuneo (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Washington D.C., focusing on civil litigation and international trade. Beth holds a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, both with honors. She is a member of both EDUCAUSE and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and a frequent speaker for these and other organizations.

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