Press Releases | 09/21/2022

CEO Sangeeta Shah Panelist at Michigan Diversity Counsel Legal Diversity Summit

Team Contact: Sangeeta Shah

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah will be a panelist at the upcoming Michigan Diversity Council Legal Diversity Summit, Moving Beyond Intent: DE&I in Action, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Michigan State University Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan.

This year for the inaugural Michigan Legal Diversity Summit, the theme is Moving Beyond Intent: DE&I in Action. The summit will educate and provide attendees with best practices and facilitate a robust exchange of insights, concepts, and strategies on the legal profession’s key diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges and solutions. Attendees will experience impactful speakers presenting with insightfully themed sessions with applicable and practical information. There will be great opportunities to raise awareness about creating a sustainable organizational culture to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and community.

Sangeeta Shah is the CEO of Brooks Kushman, responsible for leading the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to serving as the CEO, Sangeeta maintains an active docket as an IP practitioner with over 20 years of experience in managing patent portfolios, PTAB matters, patent litigation, and opinions. As an early leader in inter partes review proceedings, she remains at the forefront of post-grant practice. Drawing on her multi-faceted expertise, she has extensive experience successfully implementing enforcement programs that leverage the interplay of IPRs, reexaminations/reissues, strategic prosecution, and patent litigation—resulting in seminal PTAB, district and Federal Circuit decisions on such issues as standing for an appeal to challenge a PTAB final written decision and the use of newly added claims from a reexamination in pending litigation. Sangeeta works closely with several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on global intellectual property portfolios. Her patent expertise has resulted in national recognition from Managing IP, Best Lawyers, IAM, AIPLA, and the PTAB Bar Association.

Brooks Kushman has a powerful reputation within the legal community, made stronger under Sangeeta’s guidance. Her leadership has driven the firm and its dynamic team to refine mentoring and training programs, develop niche expertise in growth areas, and implement the latest client-centric technology and analytics tools. Due to her vision and strategic planning, Brooks Kushman has not only remained the largest IP firm in Michigan, but strengthened its client base outside of Michigan, attracting a myriad of clients in markets such as Silicon Valley, Chicago, Los Angeles, Germany, and Asia. Prior to becoming CEO, Sangeeta served as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. In that position, she developed and implemented a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within and outside of the firm through outreach programs and partnerships.  Under her leadership, the firm was recognized as a Midsize Mansfield Certified Plus firm in 2022 and was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by ChIPs and Diversity Lab as a national Honor Roll Firm for its dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion. Sangeeta also hosts the Breaking Mindsets Podcast where she interviews leaders who defy expectations and have accomplished great change in their field.

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About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together—our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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