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Eric Choi and Tanvi Patel Named to Crain’s 2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is proud to announce that partners Eric Choi and Tanvi Patel have been selected for Crain’s 2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law.  The list honors 74 attorneys who have been partners for five years or less and have demonstrated a significant impact at their firm and in the community.

Eric Choi represents clients in contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary duty claims, and complex insurance coverage disputes.  “Eric is an exceptional trial lawyer and legal advisor,” said NGE Managing Partner Bobby Gerber. “Clients greatly appreciate his intelligence, his work ethic and his commitment to going beyond merely ‘getting the job done.’”  Eric was also recognized by Crain's last year with his selection to the 2020 Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law.

A registered patent attorney, Tanvi Patel advises clients in various technological areas and all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling related to non-infringement and patent enforcement. “Tanvi is respected amongst her peers at the firm and others in the legal industry for her measured and strategic approach to legal matters,” remarked Gerber. “Her unique ability to distill and explain complex issues for a wide-ranging audience of corporate lawyers, engineers and business leaders is regularly noted by clients.”  Tanvi was also recently named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as among the 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.

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For those without a subscription to Crain's, please see Eric’s and Tanvi’s profiles below:

Crain’s profile of Eric Choi:

“Trial lawyer Eric Choi has broad experience in commercial disputes. In his pro bono work, Choi and fellow Neal Gerber Eisenberg attorneys coordinated with Northwestern Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions to secure a not-guilty verdict and exonerate Kerry Masterson, a woman who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and had served eight years in prison. In a civil rights case, Choi and fellow attorneys collectively devoted more than 865 hours to prepare their client for trial against a Chicago police officer for unlawful search and arrest. Choi is a member of the firm’s diversity & inclusion and hiring committees. He serves on the executive board of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago.”

Crain’s profile of Tanvi Patel:

“Tanvi Patel handles all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling related to noninfringement and patent enforcement. In addition to managing global patent portfolios, Patel frequently leads strategy in patent and trademark litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Women’s Network Leadership Team, and she is co-chair of the Hiring Committee. Before joining Neal Gerber Eisenberg, Patel worked as an attorney at McAndrews Held & Malloy; prior to practicing law, she earned a degree in electrical engineering and worked at Caterpillar. She regularly volunteers with Equip for Equality and the Second Chances clinic.”