Press Releases | 01/22/2019

Brooks Kushman Announces New Executive Committee to Serve as Firm Leadership


Mark Cantor to Continue to Serve as Chairman and General Counsel

Southfield, Mich. (January 21, 2019) – Brooks Kushman, a nationally ranked intellectual property law firm, is proud to announce the transition to a newly appointed Executive Committee to serve as the firm’s governing leadership. Mark Cantor will resume the full-time practice of law and continue his role as Chairman of the Board and as the firm’s general counsel. He will work with the new Executive Committee to ensure a smooth transition.

Shareholders elected Frank Angileri, Sangeeta Shah, Michael Brodbine, Elizabeth Janda and Matthew Jakubowski to serve as the Executive Committee, which will assume leadership of the firm, effective January 1, 2019.

Additionally, in connection with the transition, the shareholders have elected two new officers. Frank Angileri was elected as President of the firm to succeed Mark Cantor and Sangeeta Shah was elected Chairperson of the Executive Committee. Angileri and Shah have been instrumental in achieving extraordinary results for clients, growing the firm’s client base, increasing employee enrichment, driving pro bono efforts, and implementing training and mentoring programs.

“It has been an honor serving as the firm’s president for over a decade” said Cantor. “This move is part of a succession plan that has been in place for several years. We are confident that we have all the right pieces in place to lead the firm into the future and to continue to achieve success and long-term growth. Each of these members has played a significant role in shaping the firm’s culture and client growth over the last decade, and I am confident the firm is in excellent hands.”

The continued focus of the Executive Committee will be to ensure operational excellence, client satisfaction, expertise and know-how across practice areas and industries, mentoring and training and diversity and inclusion.

The firm’s new Executive Committee members mission is to invest in resources that are consistent with the values on which the firm was founded – Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Collegiality.

“Brooks Kushman has a very strong reputation within the legal community and I look forward to building on this reputation and working with my fellow committee members to further advance and grow the firm,” said Shah.  “We will continue to employ and refine best practices to train our dynamic and diverse teams and implement the latest client-centered technology. We set the bar high and are excited and optimistic for the future.”

The team has begun to implement changes to continue the firm’s vision for the future. The firm has invested heavily in technology and operational enhancements, to increase efficiencies and better deliver service offerings targeted to each clients’ business and legal needs.

“The firm’s focus is always going to be operational excellence,” said Angileri. “We understand the legal landscape has changed drastically over the last several years and we have taken steps to be at the forefront of those changes. Our priority will be to continue to provide clients with the highest level of service in a more efficient and streamlined manner.”

Brooks Kushman’s new Executive Committee was elected by the shareholders based on their accomplishments and role as leaders within and outside the firm. Each member has been instrumental in the success of the firm.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Chambers and Partners, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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