On March 19, Ropes & Gray was honored with the Strength in Diversity Award at Managing IP’s 2013 North American Awards in Washington, D.C. for the firm’s demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Ropes & Gray’s IP Practice
With more than 200 attorneys, 40 patent agents and technical advisors and 60 paralegals, Ropes & Gray’s Intellectual Property team is prepared for IP challenges anywhere in the world. The firm’s professionals possess more than 110 advanced degrees (including over 35 Ph.D.'s) in science and engineering disciplines such as electrical engineering, organic and synthetic chemistry, computer science, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology, immunology, genetics, chemical engineering, biophysics, polymer science, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Ropes & Gray’s IP practices have been recognized as among the world’s elite by numerous ranking publications. We are consistently ranked in Chambers USA, Global and Asia, and in 2010 received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence. The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers has named four Ropes & Gray partners to its distinguished list for 2012, and Managing IP’s 2013 “World IP” survey has also recognized Ropes & Gray’s IP practice as a leader in China, Japan and the United States. Ropes & Gray also had the distinct honor of having 13 partners recognized in the inaugural edition of the IAM Patents 1000 Guide as well as six partners listed as leading intellectual property lawyers in PLC Which Lawyer? 2012.
Diversity at Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray has long been committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community. As an essential part of our firm identity, diversity is a high priority and nurturing an open dialogue about diversity and inclusion helps us deepen this commitment, both individually and collectively. Ropes & Gray works hard on many fronts to maintain and promote a culturally rich and inclusive community on all levels within the firm.
Ropes & Gray’s commitment to fostering an inclusive professional environment continues to receive wide recognition including receiving high rankings in Vault’s diversity survey, The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard, Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index and MultiCultural Law’s diversity list, as well as awards including MCCA’s Thomas L. Sager Award, Immigration Equality’s Safe Haven Award and Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s 2012 “Gold Standard” award.
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