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Brinks Hofer Promotes Four to Shareholder
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has promoted four attorneys to shareholder. The quartet consists of Jay H. Reiziss, Danielle Anne Phillip, Scott W. Brim and Heidi A. Dare, who will become shareholders in January 2011.
“These four attorneys are highly accomplished in their individual practice areas and are tremendous assets to the firm,” said Brinks president Gary M. Ropski. “We are pleased to recognize their achievements and know they will continue to excel at Brinks.”
Reiziss is an international trade attorney in Brinks’ Washington, D.C., office with experience in the biotechnology, chemical, and computer hardware and software industries. A former International Trade Commission employee, Reiziss’ expertise includes investigations under Section 337, as well as anti-dumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards investigations before the ITC.
Phillip, a patent, trademark and copyright litigation attorney in Brinks’ Chicago office, has been practicing with the firm since 2008. Prior to joining Brinks, she was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York.
Brim, listed as one of Illinois Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2009, focuses on patent prosecution and client counseling in areas relating to Internet commerce, communication networks, navigation systems and electronic hardware. He also prepares and submits legal documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other foreign offices. Brim joined Brinks as an associate in 2002 in Chicago and recently transferred to Brinks’ new office in Washington, D.C.
Dare focuses on patent prosecution and client counseling in the biotech and medical device areas. Prior to joining Brinks as an associate in 2002, she worked on advanced stem cell research and gene therapy as a research associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and at the University of Michigan.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. Founded in 1917, Brinks is based in Chicago and has five additional offices across the country, including its newest office in Washington D.C.