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Finnegan Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Diversity Scholarship

November 12, 2012

Press Release

November 12, 2012

Paul Sevanich, Attorney Recruitment Manager
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Finnegan Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Diversity Scholarship
Leading IP Law Firm Continues Initiative to Foster Diversity within IP Bar


WASHINGTON, DC – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world's largest intellectual property firms, announced today that applications for its 2013-2014 Diversity Scholarship are now being accepted.

The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified diverse students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Paul Sevanich, the firm’s Attorney Recruitment Manager, commented, “We established the Diversity Scholarship in 2003 and have had tremendous success in awarding scholarships to law students who reflect the firm’s commitment to workforce diversity and world-class representation in the IP community. The firm is pleased to be a leading supporter of a diverse IP bar through this scholarship.”

The Scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition and fees (such as, but not limited to, student activity fees; law school or university fees, and administrative fees). The scholarship recipient will also join the firm as a 2014 summer associate in one of its domestic offices (Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; or Washington, DC).

In addition to a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law, selection criteria include exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school level; a degree in life sciences, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience; relevant work experience; community service; leadership skills; and special accomplishments.

Applications are due no later than February 6, 2013, and are available by clicking here. They are also available through the Career Development Offices at the nation’s top law schools.

About Finnegan
With more than 375 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan, 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 international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit