2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The people and firm culture are second to none.”
“Quality of life at BoMc is the best part of working here and the ability to manage your own schedule.”
“It is still a law firm and meeting the billable requirement while maintaining efficiency can be difficult at times.”
“Lack of paralegal staffing.”
About Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
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 more than 30 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 as to 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. Since then, three other partners have joined Les and Roland at the helm—Chris Agrawal, Kirsten Johnson, and Dinesh Melwani—and 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 four years in a row. The firm has also been on Forbes’ “Legal Black Book” list for Top IP Firms in the U.S.
News & Awards
BoMc once again earns top spots on Law360’s 2019 annual diversity rankings, coming in at No. 1 for minority equity partners and No. 2 for minority attorneys for firms of 20-49 attorneys. Law360 collected demographic data from more than 300 U.S. firms, including 89 of the 100 largest U.S.-based firms as ranked by the Law360 400, on their attorneys by head count as of December 31, 2018.
Thara Russell was recently made Chairperson of the PTAB Bar Association Diversity Committee. She will lead the association’s efforts to encourage diversity of thought and perspective through recruitment and retention of diverse lawyers, agents, and law students.
Resulting from the collaboration of 50 leading law firms, the PTAB Bar Association was formed in the wake of the American Invents Act (AIA) to improve the stature of the PTAB legal profession and to serve as an avenue for constructive dialogue between the bar community, the PTAB, and other stakeholders.
Lian Huang has been selected to be a member of the 2019 class of Pathfinders. The program, designed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), trains high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks.
LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession.
Bookoff McAndrews is thrilled to announce the election of Kirsten Johnson to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Kirsten has been with the firm since its inception, helping to guide and grow the organization. She has been crucial in helping BoMc launch its chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology practices, and is often consulted as a go-to expert in those fields. BoMc now boasts a partnership that is 60 percent diverse.
2020 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 808-3550
Managing Partners and Recruiting Chairs: Les Bookoff, Roland McAndrews, Dinesh Melwani, Chris Agrawal, Kirsten Johnson
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1 - 50
The firm does not disclose salary information.
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