Finnegan turned 50 in 2015, and is proud to be one of the world’s leading IP firms, boasting a practice that includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. We work with clients of all sizes, from virtually every industry and technology to identify, protect, advocate and leverage their most valuable IP assets.
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Our pro bono work is varied and diverse. More than 40 percent of our lawyers are actively engaged in pro bono activities. We credit 100 hours a year toward their billable hour goal. Additional hours are rewarded and credited toward merit bonuses. The firm provides pro bono support to many organizations and programs.
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A Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Finnegan is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top law firms for women, minorities and overall diversity. In the Vault Guide’s 2020 survey of the leading law firms for women, minorities, and overall diversity, Finnegan is ranked as a leading firm in each of these categories. American Lawyer ranked the firm in the top 20 in its 2019 survey of the leading 100 U.S. law firms for overall diversity. Working Mother magazine has recognized Finnegan as a top 100 company for working mothers for the last eight years. Only five law firms in 2019 received this distinguished recognition. Further, Finnegan earned a perfect score of “100” on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes businesses for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
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The Power of Collaboration
The firm actively recruits minority, women, and LGBTQ attorneys and understands the value that varying perspectives bring to our teams and ultimately our clients.
In this video, chair of Finnegan and former managing partner, Mark Sweet, and former chair, James Monroe discuss the firm’s culture of collaboration and how Finnegan’s unique short term management approach encourages new ideas and offers various opportunities for partners (and associates) to take on leadership roles. Watch the full interview here.