Laura Hickerson Pulliam

Laura Hickerson Pulliam: Attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Attorney Awards


Laura has been with SKO since 2000, co-chairing the Intellectual Property practice and serving as a member of the Business Services, Securities & Corporate Governance, and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial, corporate and intellectual property transactions, with a focus on developing efficient, cost-effective strategies for balancing competing business concerns.

Her intellectual property experience includes assistance with selecting and protecting trademarks and other branding elements, trademark and copyright registration, software and technology agreements, domain name and e-commerce issues, licensing relationships and trademark enforcement. She also advises public and private companies in the areas of securities compliance, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance, business entity formation and mergers and acquisitions. She routinely drafts and reviews agreements that combine commercial and intellectual property issues such as distribution, supply, joint venture, licensing, consulting and service arrangements.

Laura is listed as a “Leading Lawyer for Business” by Chambers USA. She has been named a “Kentucky Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property and a “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine in the International Trade and Securities areas.

Laura is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations, the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association. She has served on the Education Policy Committee for Greater Louisville Inc., and as a mentor for the University of Louisville’s Board of Overseers Mentoring Program. She is a Focus Louisville graduate and a former volunteer for Every 1 Reads.


Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Intellectual Property, 2015-2016
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, International Trade Law and Securities Law, 2012-2014; 2016
•Kentucky Super Lawyers , 2015-present; Rising Star, 2013-2014

Work Highlights

Information Technology Agreements

SKO reviews and negotiates agreements relating to clients’ information technology systems, including data security, privacy protections and service level agreements.

Related Practices: Business Services , Mergers & Acquisitions , Intellectual Property

Acquisition of Multi-National Tobacco Supplier

Represented a major corporation in its purchase of the shares of a multi-national tobacco supplier headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The supplier and its subsidiaries are major suppliers of tobacco to the cigar and smokeless products industry. The transaction involved operations located...

Related Practices: Business Services , Mergers & Acquisitions , Intellectual Property

Merger of Fire, Energy & Security Systems Companies

Represented the owners of an installer and servicer of fire, energy and security monitoring systems for governmental customers in a merger.

Related Practices: Business Services , Mergers & Acquisitions


Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 52 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Dec. 11, 2018

Five SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 18, 2016

30 SKO Attorneys Named “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 2, 2016

Chambers USA Recognizes 24 SKO Attorneys, Feb. 22, 2016

Lea Pauley Goff and Richard G. Griffith named among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 30, 2015

28 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2015, Apr. 1, 2015

Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 57 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Nov. 24, 2014

33 SKO Attorneys Named “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 25, 2014

Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 42 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Nov. 26, 2013

34 SKO Attorneys Names “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 5, 2013

SKO Names New Intellectual Property Chairs, Oct. 15, 2012

Brown-Forman to Sell Fetzer Vineyards and Related Assets to Vina Concha y Toro S.A., Mar. 2, 2011

Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys Contribute to American Bar Association Model Agreement, Oct. 10, 2006


Selecting and Protecting Trademarks: Assumed Names and Domain Names in the United States, University of Kentucky Business Associations Law Institute, Feb. 2009

Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Greater Louisville Inc. Small Business Development Center, 2002

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Alcohol & Hospitality
  • Business Services
  • Emerging Business and Venture Capital
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Governance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
502-430-1786  Phone
502.560.4217  Phone
502.627.8717  Fax
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.S., 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 2000, Kentucky; 2000, Indiana; Kentucky Supreme Court


•American Bar Association
•Kentucky Bar Association
•Louisville Bar Association
•International Trademark Association
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
•Greater Louisville Inc. Education Advisory Committee
•Leadership Louisville Center
Previous Service
University of Louisville Board of Overseers Mentoring Program, mentor, 2008-2011
Every 1 Reads Initiative, volunteer, 2004-2005
Focus Louisville, participant, 2004

Birth Information:
Louisville, Kentucky, May 3, 1975

Peer Reviews

Louisville, Kentucky

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