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Seven Brinks Attorneys Added to Leading Lawyers Network
September 18, 2012

CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster of 54 includes seven attorneys named for the first time, as indicated by asterisks:

Joel W. Benson
Jack C. Berenzweig
David H. Bluestone
Michael P. Chu
Eric D. Cohen
Trevor K. Copeland*
Rodney A. Daniel
Heidi A. Dare*
Nicholas G. de la Torre
J. William Dockrey
Christopher M. Dolan
Kelly J. Eberspecher
David S. Fleming
William H. Frankel
John C. Freeman
Ralph J. Gabric
Kent E. Genin
Jerome Gilson
Vincent J. Gnoffo
Raymond W. Green
Jeffery A. Handelman
Anastasia Heffner*
Joseph F. Hetz
Roy E. Hofer
Jerold A. Jacover
Harold V. Johnson
Philip A. Jones
Bradley G. Lane
Richard G. Lione
John K. Lucas
Charles M. McMahon
Howard S. Michael
Laura Beth Miller
Michael E. Milz
A. John Murray, Ph.D.
James P. Naughton
John F. Nethery
G. Peter Nichols
Jeffry M. Nichols
Amir N. Penn
Danielle Anne Phillip*
Janet A. Pioli
Justin B. Rand*
John G. Rauch
Marc V. Richards
Gary M. Ropski
Gustavo Siller, Jr.
Scott J. Slavick
James R. Sobieraj
Mary M. Squyres
Richard E. Stanley, Jr.*
Andrew D. Stover
Mircea A. Tipescu*
Dominic P. Zanfardino

Leading Lawyers Network, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, surveys thousands of Illinois lawyers to determine which lawyers are considered leaders in their field. Once the ethical standing of each of the selectees is verified, an advisory board reviews the nominations. Only lawyers most often recommended by their peers qualify as Leading Lawyers.

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 bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at