FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2017
Contact: Mark D. Sweet, Managing Partner
James B. Monroe, Chair
Finnegan Trademark Partner Doug Rettew Named a 2017 Acritas Star™
WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan partner Douglas A. Rettew was identified as a 2017 Acritas Star™ based on a survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. Participants were asked by Acritas Research, Ltd. to name exemplary outside counsel with whom they had worked, and to describe the particular characteristics that qualified these individuals to be outstanding, or "Star Lawyers." Acritas Stars are identified as their clients’ go-to advisor on legal matters. They have a comprehensive understanding of their client’s business and industry; they respond quickly to requests and adhere to deadlines; and they build strong, long-lasting relationships.
Mr. Rettew leads Finnegan’s trademark and copyright practice, which is renowned for its extensive experience in every facet of trademark protection for virtually every type of product and service. A source quoted in the Acritas Stars Database and Report points out that Mr. Rettew "takes the time to actually ask” about what matters to clients, and he is “particularly creative and good at trying to work out all possible angles to address those problems." Another source said, "[He] takes a genuine interest in what we’re doing and what we’re trying to achieve and what really matters for us. [He is] willing to provide advice and assistance that helps makes that happen, rather than just providing generic advice that sounds lovely, may be technically correct, but isn’t actually that useful."
Acritas Research, Ltd., is a global research firm focused on research of management issues facing law firms and other legal services providers. Using a scientific, data-driven approach, Acritas helps firms address marketing and branding challenges, and provides business intelligence to the global legal marketplace. Its flagship annual Sharplegal survey queries more than 2,000 legal industry decision-makers globally on how legal services are bought and sold.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit www.finnegan.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.