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Brinks Receives Diversity Award from Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago
November 06, 2012

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has received the Diversity Award from the Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago. Brinks shareholder Lawrence G. Almeda received the award on behalf of Brinks at “Making Waves,” the IABA’s fourth annual gala held on Sept. 14, 2012, at Shedd Aquarium on Chicago’s lakefront. Presenting the award was Paul Chadha, corporate counsel of Accenture.

A committed supporter of IABA, Brinks has sponsored IABA’s annual gala since the event’s inception in 2009. Brinks attorney Manish K. Mehta was the 2010 president of the IABA, and the firm has hosted several IABA events.

“Like IABA, we at Brinks believe that diversity enhances the practice of law for clients and counsel alike,” said James R. Sobieraj, president of Brinks. “The legal community should represent the diversity of the global business community.”

Founded in 2000, IABA promotes professional development for South Asian legal professionals; provides a forum for them to meet and exchange information and ideas; and disseminates information and opportunities on pro bono and other civic activities within the South Asian community.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at

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