SOUTHFIELD, Michigan- Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah was featured in a recent Law360 Pulse article titled, “Brooks Kushman's Shah On Steering An IP Boutique In 2021.” In this interview, Shah dives into how, following this year of rapid change in the legal industry, Brooks Kushman is staying ahead of the game, increasing their pipeline for both legal and technical expertise and continuing to maintain its culture and the “drive to offer something different, to do it better” in hybrid remote world.
Throughout the interview, Shah discusses how Brooks Kushman has been able to adapt to those trends for years, but continue to keep pace with the accelerating changes in the industry, even using them for to the firm’s advantage to find success. Some of the specific topics they discussed included:
- Shifts in the industry and how firms are positioning themselves
- The driving forces behind these changes in the marketplace
- Notable developments in the IP world
- Goals for the firm
- Commitments to diversity in the industry
- Specific things Brooks Kushman is doing to increase diversity in its ranks
- Attorney geographics
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. 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.
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 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.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.
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, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.