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Novak Druce Announced as $5K Sponsor of BALIF Lavender Law Scholarship Fund

25 Jul 2012 12:42 PM | Deleted user

Recipients and Donors to be Honored on August 21st at Reception Hosted and Sponsored by Orrick LLP

Novak Druce + Quigg LLC an industry-leading intellectual property firm with strong ties to the Bay Area, recently jump-started the 2012 BALIF Lavender Law Scholarship Fund with a $5,000 donation. The scholarship program is dedicated to sending Bay Area law students to the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual conference and career fair. Lavender Law 2012 will be held in Washington D.C. between August 24 and 26. Thanks to the generous support of Novak Druce, BALIF will be able to sponsor at least six scholarship recipients to attend Lavender Law.  One student will receive special recognition as the Novak Druce Scholar. This scholarship will be awarded to a BALIF law student who has demonstrated an interest in intellectual property law.

Novak Druce + Quigg LLC is a firm at the forefront of intellectual property law with offices in Houston, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., and West Palm Beach. Novak Druce was named to the 2012 National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List and recently welcomed Executive Partner, Donald J. Quigg, a former Deputy Commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to an impressive legal portfolio, Novak Druce consistently contributes within its community. Novak Druce + Quigg LLP recently sponsored and hosted the GLINTA (an association of LGBT trademark professionals) Celebration at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. In San Francisco, the firm is a Partner Level Sponsor of BALIF (the oldest and largest LGBT bar association in the world.)

The scholarship fund has received additional support from many BALIF attorneys:

Todd Norris
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

Dennis Raglin
Sedgwick

Jamie Dupree
Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

Laura Maechtlen
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Nicolas Kacprowski
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Peter Catalanotti
Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

Boone Callaway
Law Offices of Callaway & Wolf

Jane Kahn
Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

BALIF continues its search for additional sponsors, all of whom will be honored at a very special reception being hosted and sponsored by Orrick on August 21st. Information on how to become a sponsor is available at balif.org or by contacting the BALIF Board at lawstudentrep@balif.org

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