2019 Vault Rankings
“Work/life balance is great”
“Commitment to diversity is stellar”
“The nature of the industry demands us to bill hours”
“Occasional short deadlines due to time pressures from foreign counsel or clients”
“Lack of variety in the type of work”
Bookoff McAndrews is a DC-based patent law firm focused on non-litigation patent services—including patent counseling and prosecution—for technology companies. In just a handful of years since it first opened its doors, BoMc has grown to over two dozen attorneys, attracted scores of high-technology startups and Fortune 500 companies as clients, and attained nationwide recognition typically reserved for much more established, larger firms.
A New DC Institution
The firm was founded by former Finnegan partners Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews in 2012 to focus on "everything patents that's outside the courtroom" to cut down on the overhead costs associated with maintaining an in-house litigation practice and provide clients with more certainty with staffing on their matters. The firm opened a small office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, and within months, BoMc (as the firm would soon be called) outgrew its space. Not long after, Les and Roland added Dinesh Melwani and Chris Agrawal as partners, and since then, the firm has grown to the nationally recognized name that it is today.
BoMc is proud of its attorneys and all that they do—in the firm and in their personal lives. The firm is composed of 19 musicians, 7 green thumbs, 7 marathoners, and collectively, the team speaks 15 languages.
And although the firm may be on the newer side, it’s already caught the attention of many prestigious publications. Chambers USA noted the firm as outstanding in intellectual property, and IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000 have ranked the firm for three years in a row. The firm has also been on Forbes’ “Legal Black Book” list for Top IP Firms in the U.S.
2020 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 808-3550
Managing Partners and Recruiting Chairs: Les Bookoff, Roland McAndrews, Dinesh Melwani, Chris Agrawal
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 25
The firm does not disclose salary information.