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"2019 Banner Witcoff Diversity & Inclusion Highlights: May 2019: Banner Witcoff Announced Recipients of Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship Banner Witcoff selected four law students as the 2019 recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship. Created by the firm to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law, the fellowship provides recipients with $5,000 for law school tuition or other school-related expenses. The 2019 recipients are: Robert Chou, a..."

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Banner Witcoff

71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 463-5000

Firm Stats

President: Binal Patel
Recruiting Chairs: Brian Emfinger, Elizabeth Almeter
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week Effective January 2022:
1st year: $205,000.

Employment Contact

Brian Emfinger
Senior Shareholder Attorney, Recruiting Co-Chair
(312) 463-5000
Boston; Portland; Washington, DC:
Elizabeth Almeter
Senior Shareholder Attorney, Recruiting Co-Chair
(202) 824-3000

No. of U.S. Offices: 4

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL (HQ)
Portland, OR
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Appellate Litigation
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Counseling, Opinions & Licensing
Counterfeit Goods
Design Patents
Domain Disputes
Electrical & Computer Technologies
Internet, E-Commerce & Business Methods
Jury Trials
Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Patent Interferences
Patent Post-Issuance Proceedings
Patent Prosecution
Takedown Requests
Trade Dress
Trade Secrets
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.