Chief Executive Officer, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. 

Bill Coughlin began his career as an electrical engineer before moving to Harness Dickey to the practice of IP law. In 1995, he left the firm to lead the legal IP team at Chrysler, then joined Ford Motor Company as Assistant General Counsel and CEO of its intellectual property subsidiary, Ford Global Technologies LLC. In 2020, Bill returned to Harness Dickey as the firm's newly-established CEO. Bill also spent more than 10 years as as Adjunct Professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Bill created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Bill's pledge here

Joined LCLD 2021 




Member: William Coughlin

Diversity Professional: Lisabeth Coakley 

Communications: Alona Gordon