FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that the firm has achieved Mansfield 2.0 Certification Plus for 2019. The firm signed on to the Mansfield Rule 2.0 in 2018, pledging that women, minority, and LGBTQ attorneys will make up at least 30 percent of candidates for leadership or governance positions, including lateral hires and equity partner promotions. This is reflective of the firm’s management team, which is 66% diverse. Mansfield Certified Plus status confirms that the firm has successfully implemented the Mansfield Rule over the past year as part of its strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Mareesa Frederick, Finnegan’s Diversity Partner-in-Charge noted, “we are pleased that Finnegan has achieved Mansfield Certification Status. This achievement demonstrates Finnegan’s long-standing and continued commitment to the promotion and retention of our diverse attorneys.”
Achieving Mansfield Rule certification adds to the existing accolades Finnegan has received for its commitment to diversity. Vault’s 2020 Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms ranked Finnegan as a top 10 “Best Law Firm for Diversity”; The American Lawyer included the firm in the top 20 in its 2019 scorecard of the leading 100 U.S. law firms for overall diversity; Finnegan scored a perfect 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality designation); and Law360 named Finnegan a top 10 “Best Firm for Minority Attorneys” in its 2019 Diversity Snapshot.
Mareesa A. Frederick, Diversity Partner-in-Charge
Timothy M. Henderson, Chief Recruitment & Professional Development Officer
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 and trade marks, 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.
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Finnegan is deeply saddened by the death of our colleague Donald R. Dunner, who passed away on October 16, 2019, after a life of dedication and inspiration to many in IP law. Don was in a category all his own with his talent and distinct knowledge of IP law. His direct approach and enthusiasm for work and life touched everyone who worked with him, and we will miss him dearly.