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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Main Office: 233 South Wacker Drive, 6300 Willis Tower | Chicago | IL | 60606-6357
Phone: 312-474-6300 | Fax: 312-474-0448

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Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Encourage the partners and firm to take a more professional route and go in with the highest standards all around. Keep a positive spirit but also know that you lead the way and others follow.

This firm has the best people to work with They are supportive and are always willing to help. If you need guidance or mentorship you will find it here. They are there for you.

They can be a little lax with professionalism and with privacy. They can be a bit too casual and that can come off as lazy to some which can make an impression on newer staff.

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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is dedicated to intellectual property law and has had this exclusive focus since it was founded in 1955. The Firm protects, enforces and transfers the intellectual property of its clients in more than 100 countries on six continents.

Practice Areas

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

An engineering or other scientific degree qualifying the candidate to take the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office bar exam is generally required for entry-level patent associate positions. The firm will also consider exceptional candidates who lack technical degrees for the firm's patent litigation, trademark and copyright practice.

Pro bono

We consider pro bono service to be integral to our practice. The Firm encourages its attorneys to participate in pro bono matters by offering 2-for-1 billable credit for the first 50 hours billed each year and by encouraging associates to take lead roles on pro bono matters.

Nearly 40% of our lawyers provide pro bono legal services to persons and organizations of need. Our representations range from child guardianship to criminal records expungement, from contacts and artist counseling to domestic violence. We also look to partner with our clients to support non-profit organizations and pro bono providers that have relationships with our clients.

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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

The Nielsen Company Awarded WORLDLeaders International IP Award for In-House Trademark Management

Marshall Gerstein Recognized by Finance Monthly Law Awards 2016

Marshall Gerstein Announced as Winner in ACQ Global Awards 2015

Marshall Gerstein Shortlisted for Corporate INTL Magazine 2016 Global Awards

Marshall Gerstein Partners Recognized by Corporate LiveWire 2015 Legal Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Wins Three LMG Life Sciences Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for Four LMG Life Sciences Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for 10 LMG Life Sciences Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Recognized with Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Awards Honor

Marshall Gerstein Announced as Winner in Corporate INTL 2016 Global Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for Four 2015 Managing IP North America Awards

Marshall Gerstein Shortlisted for Three 2016 Managing IP North America Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Announced as Winner of 3 ACQ Global Awards 2014

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for Four 2014 Managing IP North America Awards

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Named 2014 "Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year" by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards

Marshall Gerstein & Borun Named "Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year" by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2013

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for 2014 National Biotechnology Law Award

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Announced as Silver Winner of Health at Work Award

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Announced as Silver Winner of Health at Work Award

Trademark Partner Maureen Beacom Gorman Wins 2015 ILO Client Choice Award

Julianne M. Hartzell Receives Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women Alta May Hulett Award

IP Litigation Partner Anthony Gabrielson Wins 2014 ILO Client Choice Award

Biotech Partner & Chair Heather Kissling Wins 2016 ILO Client Choice Award

Diversity Write a review

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people from all backgrounds. We value and seek the different perspectives that diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, religion and/or sexual orientation bring.

We also recognize that diverse backgrounds and different perspectives benefit our work environment by making it more vibrant and innovative. The collective strength of our differences enables us to better serve our clients and create enduring relationships with each other and our community.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP had a class of 4 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. 3 offers were made.


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