Speaker Profile

Geri Haight
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel / Panera Bread LLC

Geri Haight is vice president and deputy general counsel at Panera, LLC, operator of a chain of over 2,300 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the United States and Canada. Ms. Haight advises a wide range of in-house clients, with a primary focus on marketing and advertising, technology development and licensing, intellectual property protection, litigation and consumer packaged goods. Prior to joining Panera in January 2013, she was a partner in the intellectual property and litigation sections of the law firm, Mintz Levin, where her practice included litigation, counseling and strategy in the areas of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets, internet commerce, domain name piracy, false advertising and unfair competition. Geri Joined Mintz Levin as a litigation associate in 1998 following a year of clerking and was elevated to partner in 2005.