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Summer Associate Program is designed to expose law students to the field of
intellectual property law and to provide an accurate idea of an associate's
work at the firm. The 10-week summer program stresses professionalism,
training, and development. Last year, our summer associates had the opportunity
to engage in a diverse mix of work, including: attending trials, appellate and
motion hearings, depositions, and client meetings; researching and writing on
various patent, trademark, copyright, procedural, and evidentiary issues;
prosecuting patent and trademark applications; writing speeches and articles;
and presenting reviews of recent Federal Circuit decisions. Summer Associates
have outstanding technical backgrounds in engineering and the natural sciences,
and are typically in the top 25% of their law school class.
Finnegan rates as one of the nation’s top law firms with respect to diversity.
The firm has developed a reputation as a leader in the field of IP law. We are
consistently ranked as a top law firm by respected U.S. and international
publications. Managing Intellectual Property once again ranked
Finnegan in the top tier for all four United States categories, including
patent prosecution, patent contentious, ITC litigation, and bio life sciences.
The 2014 edition of Chambers USA ranked Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
Garrett & Dunner, LLP as a Band 1 firm in the categories of
Property and Nationwide International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337). The firm also ranked as
Band 2 in the Nationwide Life
Sciences category. Finnegan has consistently been ranked as a leading
intellectual property law firm since the inception of the ranking by Chambers
USA in 2007.
In this year’s Vault survey we ranked in the Top 20 nationally in
several categories including but not limited to: Intellectual Property Practice
(2), Technology Practice (4), Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Practice (8), Best
Law Firms for Diversity (8), Diversity – Veterans (1), Diversity for Minorities
(11) Diversity for Women (14), Diversity – LGBT (14), and Compensation (19).
Working Mother magazine recognized Finnegan as one of the 2014 Working Mother “100
Best Companies.” This is the third consecutive year Finnegan has been recognized for its
leadership in work/life integration policies and programs, and for its
commitment to a culture that supports the advancement of women. Recently, Working
Mother magazine, along with Flex-Time Lawyers, also named Finnegan one of
the “50 Best Law firms for Women.”
For more information on the culture, environment, and opportunities at our
firm, you may wish to read our profile on www.chambersandpartners.com.
Diversity Scholarship Since 2003, Finnegan has awarded scholarships to 17 students. The Finnegan Diversity
Scholarship is open to application by students attending top law schools around
Each scholar is given $15,000 per year for tuition and other law school fees. To apply, please send us your completed application form to Email by January 25, 2016. Application forms are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.