McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

300 South Wacker Drive | Chicago | IL | 60606

Phone: 312-913-0001 | Fax: 312-913-0002

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Year of establishment 1996 Number of partners 58
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 3.60
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 17.10
Number of attorneys 77 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.40
Number of associates 16
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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I hope the firm can start prioritizing which areas of the law it wants to focus more on because sometimes the quality of work suffers from the workload.

Pros: I really love the people I work with at the firm. Everybody is always willing to help out regardless of how busy it gets. The pay is good. And the work environment is great because the firm really makes sure associates feel at home. I love some of the freedom I get when it comes to taking the initiative on some cases.

Cons: Some of the things that I hope to get better at the firm are the amount of work the firm decides to take on. While associates are allowed to make decision on their own when it comes to some smaller cases, there is a lot of micro managing done by the superiors when it comes to the bigger cases. Some associates don't have a problem with the long hours. And while I do my best to be as helpful as I can, I do get overwhelmed sometimes by the amount of work.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP ("MBHB"), we provide creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. With offices in Illinois, California and North Carolina, MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce our clients' intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. We prosecute patent and trademark applications in both the U.S. and abroad, handle intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsel clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights. We handle litigation matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and throughout the federal court system, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission. MBHB’s practice areas encompass all aspects of intellectual property law. We have practical experience in a myriad of technology areas. Our attorneys are experienced in the procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including biotechnology, business methods, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, software and telecommunications. As we provide effective and service-oriented representation on a case-by-case basis, we undertake each challenge with a full understanding of our client's business plan and the ways in which our services help our clients reach their goals. Regardless of our role, we never lose sight of our clients' business objectives. Our clients know they have trusted their legal issues and plans for the future with knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best business interests in mind. Our client list includes Fortune 100 companies, mid-size companies, start-ups, and academic institutions.

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McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Awards and Recognitions

MBHB is highly ranked in key intellectual property-related practice areas within the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of U.S.News-Best Lawyers


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Summer associate program

Our high-tech, innovative clients offer unique opportunities to experience broad areas of intellectual property law. As a summer associate, you'll receive the opportunity to spend ten weeks learning about the practice of law

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