Southfield, Mich. – Sangeeta Gandhi Shah, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman, P.C., was featured as one of twenty “Women in the Law” honorees for 2012 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Sangeeta was chosen as an honoree by the editors of Michigan Lawyers Weekly from countless other submissions on behalf of leading female attorneys across the state of Michigan. Sangeeta was honored for her accomplishments, success at the firm, commitment to giving back to the legal profession, and community leadership and involvement.
Recently named Brooks Kushman`s new Chief Diversity Officer, Sangeeta focuses her intellectual property practice primarily on litigation, patent prosecution, and technical design consulting, providing strategic counseling, and guidance on global IP portfolios and business growth plans for clients around the world, including several Fortune 500 companies. Earlier this year, she launched a literacy non-profit organization known as “Retooling Detroit,” which focuses on giving children in the Detroit Public Schools individualized instruction in order to bridge the literacy divide. Sangeeta collaborated with different companies in India from 2008 to 2010 to better enhance their understanding of IP and her work there will continue in January, when she will speak at the Global IP Convention in India—one of the largest global patent forums. In addition, she is the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) representative for the Isha Foundation, a non-governmental organization based in India that is at the forefront of education, environment, and health initiatives focused on empowering women and young girls.
Sangeeta`s full profile in the “Women in the Law” special section can be accessed online here. Winners were honored at an awards luncheon and celebration hosted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in September 2012.