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Brinks Gilson & Lione Receives Recognition at Public Interest Law Initiative Reception
June 20, 2019

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, was named to the Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) 2019 Pro Bono Recognition Roster.

The acknowledgment recognizes law firms and corporations whose pro bono contributions in Illinois ensure that low-income individuals, families and communities have access to legal services. PILI’s pro bono programs work to increase the accessibility of legal services to those who lack financial resources to afford an Illinois attorney.

The roster was announced at PILI’s Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 19, 2019. Brinks joins a total of 48 law firms and corporations named to the roster this year.

Among the nearly 300 guests were lawyers and legal professionals from law firms, corporations, law schools and legal aid organizations, as well as the current class of PILI Interns and Fellows. The event’s keynote speaker was Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr., who spoke about PILI’s activities in Chicago and PILI’s state-wide activities. David Lindner, chair of the Brinks Pro Bono Committee and a Brinks shareholder, accepted the recognition on behalf of Brinks.

Brinks has a firm-wide commitment to pro bono initiatives and investment in its community. These efforts are a combination of attorney’s time, skills and applicable resources to providing necessary legal services to members of the public who could not otherwise afford them. These efforts include access to social and criminal justice, residential housing matters, immigration, and court-appointed guardianships, among other areas.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating more than 100 years of intellectual property law, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our 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 can be found at