Life at Pattishall

What makes Pattishall, McAuliffe unique? At Pattishall, McAuliffe associates enjoy:

  • Collegial, supportive environment;
  • Challenging, interesting work on cutting edge legal issues in one of the hottest practice areas;
  • Mixture of litigation and counseling;
  • A partnership committed to the professional development of its lawyers;
  • Opportunities for scholarship, law school teaching, and involvement in professional organizations;
  • Significant, early responsibility and client contact;
  • A stable, profitable firm;
  • Track record of consistent elevation of associates to partners.

We are a leading national law firm in one of the country’s most rapidly expanding legal practice areas – intellectual property. Located in Chicago, we combine the benefits of a medium-sized firm with a sophisticated federal court litigation and counseling practice usually associated with much larger firms. Our firm concentrates its practice in litigation and counseling in the areas of domestic and international trademark, unfair competition, copyright, and technology and computer law, licensing, e-commerce, advertising and promotions, right of publicity, counterfeiting, and trade secrets. From the start, associates work directly with clients and participate meaningfully in district and appellate proceedings throughout the country.

Founded in 1883, the firm has a broad client base encompassing many Fortune 500 corporations as well as medium-sized and small businesses.

Pattishall, McAuliffe strongly encourages scholarship and service to the profession. Members of the firm serve as adjunct professors at the Northwestern University, DePaul University and John Marshall law schools and as a lecturer on advanced topics in trademark law at the University of Chicago Law School. Firm members have written casebooks used in top law schools and associates and partners alike regularly publish articles and give talks throughout the country. We also are active in local and national bar associations, often in leadership positions, including President of the Chicago Bar Association, Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA, as well as having chaired many national committees and advised Congress on proposed legislation.

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP is actively committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals commensurate with their abilities regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender.

For more information please contact Deborah O’Donnell at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5000, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 554-8000.