Top-ranked for intellectual property, Finnegan is well known for its work in patent law—and its team of professionals has quite the impressive array of tech experience in addition to legal prowess. The firm is also known for its pro bono work supporting veterans. Finnegan takes training seriously, with extensive formal programming combined with an emphasis on mentoring. If you're seeking a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, you will feel at home here.
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Candidates hoping to land a spot at Finnegan should be ready to discuss their interest in IP and their tech background. The firm recruits from a variety of schools but seeks top grades. Finnegan’s culture is friendly and supportive, and prior to the pandemic, associates socialized pretty frequently. Training is robust, ranging from lawyering skills to writing to business development, and associates receive both peer advisors and partner advisors. There is a sense that partners truly care for associates, and there is an open-door atmosphere when it comes to associate questions. Work is challenging, and partners are open to giving associates new types of opportunities. Hours can be intense and, at times, they can ebb and flow. But associates are grateful they have flexibility to sha...
Finnegan values individuals who are smart, hardworking, self-motivated, mature, intellectually curious, and committed to excelling in intellectual property law. Our firm is committed to promoting and strengthening a diverse workplace. We promot...
Finnegan is synonymous with intellectual property—a true full-service IP firm with experts in every industry and technology. Considered one of the world’s top intellectual property law firms, Finnegan employs more than 700 people, including nearly 350 IP professionals, of which more than 65 professionals have PhDs, befitting its role as an IP giant.
Marc Finnegan and Douglas Henderson teamed up in 1965 to open a shop in Washington, DC, that practiced only intellectual property law. The firm’s focus has not changed, although its scope has expanded to cover virtually every aspect of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, portfolio management and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to advertising, ...
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