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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Promotes Tanvi B. Patel to Partner in Intellectual Property Practice Group

Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) is pleased to welcome Tanvi B. Patel, previously an associate of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, to partnership, effective January 1, 2020.

A registered patent attorney, Patel has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling in non-infringement and patent enforcement. As an associate at NGE, Patel served on several trial teams that successfully navigated patent disputes, including winning a jury finding of willful patent infringement in one case and defending against preliminary injunctions in another. Prior to practicing law, Patel worked in the Electric Power Generation group at Caterpillar, Inc.

“Tanvi’s practical experience combined with her legal acumen allow her to understand clients’ complex technologies and business objectives to leverage their intellectual property and protect their innovations,” said Michael G. Kelber, Co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice group. “I have personally worked closely with Tanvi on successful client matters during her time as an associate and look forward to her continued success as a fellow partner.”

Patel serves on the Ms. JD board of directors, an organization that supports women in the legal profession and contributes to an ongoing conversation about gender concerns in the field of law.

“I am delighted that Tanvi has been elected to partnership at NGE,” said Vicki Donati, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the Crate & Barrel, Crate & Kids, CB2 and Hudson Grace brands. “Tanvi’s talent as an intellectual property attorney has been on full display in the work she has done with us, and her keen sense of commitment and community shines brightly in the work I’ve seen her do as a mentor and change-maker on the Ms. JD board of directors. With her blend of strong character, legal ability and initiative, Tanvi's future as a trusted advisor in today’s business environment is bright indeed.”

“Her commitment to client service and dedication to supporting her fellow female lawyers fit seamlessly with our industrious and collaborative culture. I am excited to welcome Tanvi to our partnership,” said Managing Partner Scott J. Fisher.

Patel received her law degree cum laude from DePaul University College of Law and her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a leading law firm dedicated to handling sophisticated matters for entrepreneurs, public companies, and private businesses and their owners. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types—including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individuals—in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. The firm has built over thirty years of trusted partnerships with clients that span the globe, and we meet each unique client need with the same personalized service and collaboration that provide the most practical solutions for every matter.