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Chicago Bar Foundation Recognizes Brinks for Commitment to "Investing in Justice" Campaign
August 15, 2012

CHICAGO–Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has been recognized by the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) as a leader in CBF’s “Investing in Justice” campaign. Launched in 2006, Investing in Justice is an annual fundraising campaign benefiting pro bono and legal aid organizations, helping ensure that people in need have access to justice.

Shareholder Vincent J. Gnoffo chairs Brinks' Pro Bono committee, which directs the firm's numerous pro bono service activities. In 2008, Brinks became a Gold-level charter member of the CBF’s Law Firm Leadership Circle, which embodies best practices for law firms on pro bono, firm giving and related issues involving access to justice.

As a Gold-level Leadership Circle member, Brinks encourages its attorneys to complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work each year. The firm also donates to CBF $600 or more for each attorney in the firm’s Chicago office, participates in CBF’s annual Investing in Justice campaign, advocates for adequate legal aid funding, provides in-kind support to legal aid agencies, and supports public interest law fellowships, rotations and internships.

The Chicago Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association and rallies Chicago’s legal community to ensure that everyone in the Chicago area has access to the justice system, particularly the low-income and disadvantaged Chicagoans who most need the protections of our civil legal system. The CBF’s work is made possible by the generous support of more than 150 law firms and corporations and thousands of individual donors. Since its inception in 2006, the Investing in Justice Campaign has generated more than $6.75 million in donations, 100 percent of which has gone directly to grants to pro bono and legal aid organizations serving the Chicago area.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at