McGuireWoods has selected New York partner
Wanda French-Brown as its representative member for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
2020 Fellows Program. The career development initiative helps talented
lawyers from diverse backgrounds build client relationships and excel in
leadership roles. McGuireWoods has been an LCLD member and participant
since the organization was founded in 2009.
French-Brown is a litigator who handles patent infringement matters in
federal district and appellate courts, the U.S. International Trade
Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. She represents clients
in a range of technologies, including wireless communication and mobile
devices, LCD and LED, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare
diagnostics and pharmaceuticals with a concentration in Hatch-Waxman
French-Brown graduated, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall
University School of Law with a concentration in intellectual property law.
She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property
Section and the National LGBT Bar Association.
The National Black Lawyers recently selected French-Brown for its Top 100 Lawyers in New York list.
“I am proud to represent McGuireWoods as an LCLD fellow and eager for the
opportunity to engage with peers and LCLD leaders over the next year,”
Ava Lias-Booker, chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, said, “LCLD is
doing important work to develop a diverse pipeline of future leaders. Wanda
will thrive as a member of the fellows program and continue to make
valuable contributions to McGuireWoods and her clients.”
LCLD is a national organization of more than 320 corporate counsel and law
firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession.
Its Fellows Program launched in 2011 to increase diversity at the
leadership levels of U.S. law firms and corporate legal departments.