Phipps Burkhead honored as a Woman of Influence in Des Moines
Aug. 8, 2012 – The Dickinson Law Newsroom, Dickinson Law News
Attorney Janet Phipps Burkhead has been selected as one of this year’s Women of Influence, which recognizes a select group of women who have made outstanding contributions to the community in a variety of areas.
Phipps Burkhead practices primarily in intellectual property law, providing advice to employers and businesses regarding the protection of proprietary information and trade secrets. She joined Dickinson Law in the fall of 2010.
Two years prior, in 2008, Phipps Burkhead became the second woman in the history of the Iowa National Guard to reach the rank of brigadier general. An Iowa native, she followed in her father’s footsteps by entering the military, and received her commission as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army Reserve after graduating from Iowa State University. She earned her law degree from Drake University Law School.
“We are delighted that Janet has received this well-deserved honor,” said Dickinson Board Member Howard Hagen. “We’ve known for years that she is an outstanding attorney and leader.”
For the past 11 years, the Business Record has recognized women with its Women of Influence Awards. A special reception honoring Phipps Burkhead and the other 2012 recipients will be held August 9 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.