Biographies

With 1,100 attorneys located in 11 offices in the world’s leading centers of finance, business, technology and government, Ropes & Gray provides clients with the highest quality legal advice wherever their business and legal needs may arise. Our attorneys, who come from diverse backgrounds in both the private and public sectors, offer clients deep knowledge and rich experience across industries, disciplines and geographies.

Featured Attorneys

  • Diane B. Patrick

    Diane has more than 30 years of experience advising employers on labor matters; she is chair of the firm’s diversity committee.

  • Hiroyuki Hagiwara

    Hiroyuki has years of experience representing international technology and life sciences companies in cross-border IP licensing and litigation matters.

  • Deborah A. Monson

    Based in Chicago, Deborah represents commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and futures commission merchants.

  • Leslie M. Spencer

    Leslie’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling in the electrical, computer and mechanical arts.

  • Laurel FitzPatrick

    Head of the firm’s hedge funds practice, Laurel has extensive experience structuring and advising a wide range of hedge funds and other private funds.

  • Christopher J. Harnett

    Chris, based in New York, is an experienced trial lawyer who has obtained outstanding results in patent infringement and trade secret cases.

  • J. Steven Baughman

    Steve recently won a ruling from the U.S. PTO in the first-ever covered business method review trial, created by the America Invents Act.

  • Douglas H. Meal

    A seasoned trial lawyer, Doug represents clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from data security breaches.