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Joseph J. Berghammer and Binal J. Patel are listed as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2024 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” 

Jay R. Bombien is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.”

The 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners named Banner Witcoff a top intellectual property law firm. Banner Witcoff received a top ranking for patent prosecution in the District of Columbia and a top ranking for intellectual property law in Illinois. Additionally, Marc S. Cooperman received a top ranking for his practice in intellectual property law, and Mercedes Meyer received a top ranking for her practice in Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution.

Crain’s Chicago Business recognized Binal Patel and Katie Laatsch Fink as 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law.

Anna King and Katie Laatsch Fink were named in the 2022 edition of Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Women in Law.

Banner Witcoff is recognized in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000.  The guide ranks the firm nationally for patent prosecution. Additionally, the firm was ranked for litigation and recommended for patent prosecution in both Illinois and Washington, D.C.

The following Banner Witcoff attorneys are recognized in the guide as leading professionals in their practice area and jurisdiction:

Binal Patel and Joseph J. Berghammer for litigation and prosecution in Illinois; Marc Cooperman, Azuka Dike, Tim Meece, and Sanjay Murthy for litigation in Illinois; Robert Katz and Frederic Meeker for litigation and prosecution in Washington, D.C.; Laura Brutman, Ross Dannenberg, Mercedes Meyer and Darrell Mottley for prosecution in Washington, D.C.; John Hutchins and Scott Kelly for litigation in Washington, D.C.; John Iwanicki for prosecution in Massachusetts. Darrell and Robert were also recognized for their design patent work, and Mercedes for her life sciences work.

Robert S. Katz and Mercedes Meyer are named to the 2023 edition of the IAM Global Leaders.

Several Chicago-based Banner Witcoff attorneys were selected as 2023 Leading Lawyers: Matthew P. Becker, Joseph J. Berghammer, Scott A. Burow, Marc S. Cooperman, Katie Laatsch Fink, Timothy C. Meece, Janice V. Mitrius, Aseet Patel, Binal J. Patel, Thomas K. Pratt, Robert H. Resis, Charles W. Shifley, Jason Shull, Richard Stockton, and Pieter van Es.

Seven Chicago-based Banner Witcoff attorneys were selected as 2023 Emerging Lawyers: Azuka C. Dike, Brian J. Emfinger, Eric J. Hamp, Anna L. King, Michael L. Krashin, Bradley J. Van Pelt, and Victoria R. McDonald Webb.

Banner Witcoff is featured in Law360‘s list of 400 largest U.S. law firms in 2023.

Banner Witcoff’s trademark practice was ranked in the 2023 edition of “IP Stars,” a guide to the world’s top intellectual property firms and practitioners. IP Stars “highly recommended” the firm’s trademark practice in Illinois. Banner Witcoff is one of only seven firms to be “highly recommended”— the guide’s highest recognition — in the category.

Banner Witcoff attorneys are recognized as 2023 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars”: Marc Cooperman, Ross Dannenberg, Katie Laatsch Fink, John Iwanicki, Sarah Kagan, Robert Katz, Anna King, Christopher McKee, Timothy Meece, Frederic Meeker, Mercedes Meyer, Darrell Mottley, Sanjay Murthy, Joseph Potenza, Joseph Skerpon, Richard Stockton, Pieter van Es, and Bradley Wright.  


Banner Witcoff is included in the National Law Journal‘s 2021 NLJ 500, a survey of the 500 largest U.S.-centric law firms.

Illinois — Brian Apel, Matthew P. Becker, Joseph J. Berghammer, Marc S. Cooperman, Anthony Denis, Louis DiSanto, Katie Laatsch Fink, Erik S. Maurer, Timothy C. Meece, Janice V. Mitrius,  Binal J. Patel, Charles W. Shifley, Jason S. Shull, J. Pieter van Es, Hugh Warren, and Jake Webb were named 2023 “Illinois Super Lawyers” and “Illinois Rising Stars.”

Washington, D.C. —  Evi T. Christou, John R. Hutchins, Robert S. Katz, Scott M. Kelly,  Frederic M. Meeker, Darrell G. Mottley, Shambhavi Patel, Joseph M. Potenza, Camille Sauer, Kirk A. Sigmon,  and Bradley C. Wright were named Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in 2022.

In the 2023 edition of Legal 500, Banner Witcoff is listed as a top firm in the “Patents: Prosecution” practice area, which includes reexamination and post-grant proceedings.

Banner Witcoff received a National Tier 1 ranking in intellectual property litigation, patent litigation and patent law in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

Banner Witcoff is one of the top intellectual property boutique law firms in the United States and one of the top midsized law firms in Chicago according to Vault annual rankings.

The firm ranks No. 5 on Vault’s 2023 list of Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms and No. 6 Best Midsized Law Firms in Chicago. The firm also ranked as:

  • No. 11 for Technology & Innovation
  • No. 12 for Diversity
  • No. 16 for Wellness
  • No. 19 for Satisfaction

Banner Witcoff is ranked as a top trademark firm in the 2023 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.

Katie Laatsch Fink, Anna L. King, and Richard S. Stockton are also ranked as leading practitioners for trademark prosecution and strategy in the 2023 edition of the annual guide.

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