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Three Brinks Gilson & Lione Women Shareholders Recognized in Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers
July 30, 2018

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that shareholders Laura Beth Miller, Danielle Anne Phillip, and Janet Pioli have all been named to Crain’s Custom Media 2018 list of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers.

Chicago Notable Women Lawyers recognizes women in law with commendable legal abilities who have made significant contributions to their community and legal industry over the past year, served as a mentor to other female attorneys, and/or held leadership positions outside of their own organizations or firms.

“We are so proud and honored to have three incredible women from our firm recognized for their amazing contributions to the intellectual property community over the years,” said Gus Siller, President of Brinks. “Not only are they advocates for their industry, but their contributions to the community are what make them so deserving of this honor. They are a great representation of the successes and accomplishments of our women and diverse lawyers at Brinks.”

About the Shareholders

Laura Beth Miller is co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group with more than 25 years of litigation and counseling experience. She is recognized as one of the top women intellectual property lawyers in Illinois for intellectual property litigation.

Danielle Anne Phillip is a seasoned litigator with more than 14 years of experience, focused on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation in the federal district and appellate courts. She co-chairs Brinks’ Diversity Committee and is a lifetime member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association.

Janet Pioli is the current chairperson of the Client Services Committee who focuses on strategic counseling for large patent portfolios, patent clearance, patent prosecution supervision, and inter partes review proceedings. She serves on the Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois University School of Law and the Board of Aspire of Illinois, a charitable organization directed to education and training of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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 US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our 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

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