CHICAGO – February 19, 2018 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, recently received The Chicago Committee’s Diversity Award for Most Partners of Color in Firm Management. The award, part of a newly launched law firm recognition program by The Chicago Committee, underscores Brinks’ commitment to fostering and improving diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of women and attorneys of color to leadership and governance positions at the firm.
Firm president Gus Siller, who recently began a four-year term as Brinks’ leader, accepted the award at The Chicago Committee’s Annual Meeting on February 7, 2018. Siller is the first minority and Hispanic attorney to lead Brinks, where he has practiced intellectual property law for nearly three decades.
“We are honored to receive this award and believe it reflects the important work we are doing to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive firm,” Siller said. “It’s essential to our firm’s success and integrity that we maintain an inclusive environment in which our many talented, diverse attorneys can flourish. It remains our mission to create and impart inclusion initiatives that address the challenges facing our profession while also contributing to the growth and development of our lawyers.”
The Chicago Committee is a nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1987 to provide networking opportunities and support for minority lawyers working at large law firms in the city. Since the organization’s inception more than 30 years ago, it has expanded its scope to include substantive programming for its membership, their attorneys and the broader legal community.
“Brinks was one of the first firms to join The Chicago Committee, and our early support is another example of our long-held belief and core value that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fabric of our success,” Siller said. “Our firm has a history of supporting diversity and, as well as seeking it out or creating it if need be. We know diversity and inclusion are the right way forward for our firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thank The Chicago Committee for recognizing our steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
About Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione, which celebrated its centennial year in 2017, is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks Gilson & Lione’s more than 130 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.