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Brinks Gilson & Lione Shareholder Rashad Morgan Joins The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Organization Honors Attorney's Commitment to Local Community, Profession
November 07, 2016

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Rashad L. Morgan, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, was recently invited to join The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars.

Membership in The Fellows is accorded to practicing attorneys who are members of the American Bar Association and who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Only one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction are eligible for membership.

Trained as a chemical engineer, Morgan focuses at Brinks on patent litigation and prosecution for domestic and international clients with cutting-edge pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, medical device, and related technologies. His legal experience includes significant litigation at the Federal Circuit.

In addition to his dedication to helping his clients succeed, Morgan is committed to advancing the legal profession and increasing diversity in the law. He has served as a vice chair of the Science and Technology Committee of the ABA Young Lawyers’ Division, and is active in the North Carolina State Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and is the current co-chair of its Legal LINK diversity pipeline program. Morgan also serves on Brinks’ recruiting, hiring, and diversity committees.

Morgan was named in 2015 and 2016 to The National Black Lawyers–Top 100, a professional honorary organization composed of the top 100 black lawyers from each state.

Morgan joins Brinks colleagues Brad Lane and Elizabeth Chien-Hale as American Bar Foundation Fellows.

An independent, non-profit organization for more than sixty years, The American Bar Foundation is the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. Its mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society.

The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions, and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession. More information at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at

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