Fish & Richardson has selected principal Megan A. Chacon to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2019 Fellows Program, a landmark program that identifies, trains and advances the next generation of legal industry leaders.
“Through our roster of Fish alumni we’ve seen firsthand the doors the LCLD’s programs can open with the training our attorneys receive and the connections they make,” said Fish principal Ahmed J. Davis, national chair of the firm’s Diversity Initiative. “We are excited to see Megan join this talented class of attorneys in this well-earned opportunity to develop her leadership skills and further diversity initiatives at Fish and the industry at large.”
The year-long Fellows Program provides its participants, who are committed to fostering diversity at their institutions and in the profession, with relationship-building opportunities, in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the industry’s top teachers. Each class of Fellows also serves as mentors to those who follow.
Based in Fish’s Southern California office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Chacon recently was named a principal of the firm. Focusing her practice on complex patent litigation across a range of technologies, Chacon has extensive experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. She earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2011 and her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Utah in 2008.
LCLD is a national organization of more than 300 legal officers and managing partners from the country’s leading law firms and corporations who are committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. One of the LCLD’s most important initiatives, the Fellows Program has trained more than 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011.
Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Fish offers patent prosecution, counseling and litigation; trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling and litigation; and commercial litigation services. Our deep bench of attorneys with first-chair trial experience in every technology makes us the go-to firm for the most technically complex cases. We have an established reputation as a top-tier firm for patent portfolio planning, strategy and prosecution, as well as post-grant proceedings at the PTAB. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. For more information, visit fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.