VeraKen Productions

Who We Are 

Doris brings a unique set of skill sets to her projects based on her longstanding experience as an author, administrator and intellectual property lawyer.

As Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, Doris ran four graduate level programs in Intellectual Property and Information Technology and Privacy, including two fully online degrees, oversaw an initial budget of over $190,000; and supervised a staff of 6 people.  Doris organized and conducted over 20 conferences, panel discussions and speaker programs including international conferences on China and BRICS. 

As a Professor of Law, Doris has taught courses in 11 countries across the spectrum of domestic and international intellectual property law at both the J.D. and graduate levels, including as a Fulbright Professor in Shanghai China.  She taught the first video distance learning course and first online distance learning course at John Marshall, creating all audio visual and textual materials used in the courses. She continues to create online curriculum, including a variety of audio-visual tools, for a diverse range of courses, most recently for an online graduate course on Free Speech and Cyberspace.

 As a practicing attorney, Doris worked for two of the largest law firms in Washington, D.C., Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, and Howrey and Simon.   She continues to specialize in intellectual property law, including copyright and trademark law, and has lectured in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, culture, innovation and information security at conferences through-out the United States and in over 40 countries on six continents.

Doris is a graduate of Ithaca College, B.A. summa cum laude, Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, and holds an Executive Education Certificate from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and a Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


​Doris Estelle Long  is a producer and screenwriter who has written over 65 columns, 53 articles, 7 book chapters, 38 conference publications, 37 scholarly papers, 2 full-length plays, 2 screenplays, 1 documentary script and 1 mystery novel.  She currently has cinematographic, theatrical and video projects under development.  Doris is responsible for supervising the hiring of the director, cast and crew; overseeing production and post-production; and supervising initial marketing of projects.  She helps locate funding and investment sources for her projects and works to achieve national and international distribution deals, as appropriate.