Speaker Profile

Laura J. Protzmann
Senior Director, Associate General Counsel / Kind Snacks

Laura J Protzmann is Associate General Counsel at KIND Snacks.  In her current role, she is responsible for managing KIND’s intellectual property portfolio and litigation, as well as supporting the marketing and communications teams in the development of product claims, social media campaigns, and the ecommerce site.  Previously, Ms. Protzmann was Senior Counsel - Marketing at Unilever United States, where she provided legal advice on marketing issues for Unilever's food brands. Ms. Protzmann counseled clients on all aspects of marketing and promotional law, including on the right of publicity, privacy, sweepstakes, social media initiatives, and all product claims, including claims on health & nutrition.  Prior to joining Unilever, Ms. Protzmann was Senior Counsel - Marketing and Intellectual Property at Danone North America and an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, specializing in advertising and intellectual property litigation and counseling. She received her J.D. from Fordham School of Law.