Banner & Witcoff Welcomes Summer Associates

June 8, 2009

June 08, 2009 (CHICAGO) – Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., a leading intellectual property law firm dedicated to the procurement, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights throughout the world, welcomes eight summer associates to the firm.

Five summer associates will join the Chicago office and three will join the Washington, DC office.  Half of this year’s summer associates are returning for their second year in the program.

Law students are selected for the summer associate program based on their strong academic records in law school and undergraduate studies, technical backgrounds and personal achievements.  The 2009 summer associate class represents some of the nation’s top law schools including Chicago-Kent College of Law, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Harvard University, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago.

The summer associate program is a significant part of Banner & Witcoff’s recruiting program and is designed to provide the law students with an educational and meaningful law firm experience.  Summer associates work on a wide variety of legal assignments and are immersed in the firm’s unique culture; educational programming and social activities round out the program. A high percentage of the firm’s full time associates have completed the summer associate program.

“We are excited to have such an outstanding and diverse group of students in the program again this year.  I look forward to working with all of them and I hope the experience they gain at Banner & Witcoff will help them as they continue on their legal career path,” – Firm President, Janice V. Mitrius.

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