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Amy M. Kloempken, ENG '98

After graduating from the College of Engineering, Amy Kloempken attended the John Marshall Law School. While still in law school, she established Get Well Gigabytes, an organization that cleaned and loaded used laptops with computer games, and then donated them to the Ronald McDonald House for children to use while hospitalized. For her work with Get Well Gigabytes, Amy received the Distinguished Service Award from the John Marshall Alumni Association in 2000.

Following law school, Amy worked in private practice as a patent litigator at Schiff Hardin LLP. During the start of her career, she continued her work with Get Well Gigabytes and also became more involved with the community as a Catholic Charities Junior Board member; 2003 Chicago Marathon Team member for Y-Me; and an active supporter of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

In 2004, Amy relocated to Saint Joseph, Michigan, to work for the Whirlpool Corporation as legal counsel in the patent group. She handles day-to-day counseling of her clients and directs the patent application process and infringement investigations for the cooking appliances group and Gladiator GarageWorks brand.

Amy says Marquette has had a profound impact on her career and life. She truly appreciated the personal attention she received from her professors and mentors and their interest and investment in her success. In turn, she works hard to give the same personal interest and respect during her day-to-day consultation with her clients.

In the future, Amy would like to work abroad to understand the global legal landscape and potentially apply her skills as a business executive beyond the legal team.

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