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Nabeela Rasheed, Ph.D., Esq., Named “Attorney of the Year” By Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force

Date: August 20, 2015 || McAndrews News

CHICAGO, IL – August 20, 2015 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed, Ph.D., Esq., was named “Attorney of the Year” by U.S. Congressman Danny Davis’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF). According to the organization, Dr. Rasheed was chosen for the award based on “her ability to excel in her field and make a difference in people’s lives.” She received the honor at the 5th Annual Awards Gala on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Rolling Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

“I am honored to have earned this award,” said Dr. Rasheed. “I’ve worked long and hard to build my career, and a recognition like this is a welcomed opportunity. And while my focus remains on providing my clients with the best possible legal counsel, I have always felt that I need something more to fuel my spirit, and that’s why my philanthropy work is just as important.”

At McAndrews, Dr. Rasheed focuses on the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She advises companies seeking to identify, protect and maximize the value of their IP portfolios. Dr. Rasheed also represents Fortune 500, multinational companies whose products involve a broad range of traditional and emerging technologies in the acquisition and protection of intellectual property developed through joint ventures and strategic alliances, and conducts IP due diligence in relation to mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. She has extensive experience with opposition practice in the United States and Europe, and regularly represents clients in patent reexaminations, inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews.

In addition, Dr. Rasheed has emerged on the forefront of lawyers helping clients navigate the complex regulations governing biological therapeutics and follow-on biologics, and avoid IP violations following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A passionate advocate for minority and women’s rights, Dr. Rasheed was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. She is actively involved with AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and also sits on the Board of Snow City Arts, a charity that provides arts education to hospitalized children.

“Nabeela’s recognition as ‘Attorney of the Year’ comes as no surprise to those of us who know her,” said Robert A. Surrette, firm President and Shareholder at McAndrews, Held & Malloy. “She is an outstanding attorney who brings different opinions and viewpoints to what we do. She also is a dedicated member of her community who always goes above and beyond what’s expected of her, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”

Established in 2010, the 7th Congressional district’s MEATF plays an important role in promoting and protecting minorities. Each year, MEATF hosts an annual Awards Gala, which attracts hundreds of physicians, professionals and businesspeople from various ethnic communities, including those from India, Japan, Greece and the Middle East.


About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit www.mcandrews-ip.com.