Neil Tiwari Chosen to Receive McAndrews Held & Malloy’s 2017 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship


McAndrews is pleased to announce it has selected Neil Tiwari, a student at the University of Michigan Law School, as the deserving recipient of the 2017 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship. As part of McAndrews’ long-standing commitment to fostering a diverse work environment, the firm offers annually the Fellowship to a qualified first-year student of an ABA-accredited law school.

At the University of Michigan Law School, Tiwari is a member of the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse and the South Asian Law Students Association. Prior to law school, he graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University and received a B.S. in biochemistry. While an undergrad, Tiwari served as a research assistant with Auburn’s English department, where he developed a new model to communicate medical information between doctors and patients, and with Auburn’s school of pharmacy, where he published and presented his work on antimalarial molecules at an industry conference. Tiwari was also a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and served as a consultant for LabWare Global Services on laboratory/businesses processes.

Recipients of the Fellowship receive a $5,000 stipend and a paid summer clerkship with McAndrews. The Fellowship is open to first-year law students attending an ABA-accredited law school, who possess a diverse background and a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Fellows gain extensive experience on a wide range of IP and complex technology matters, are mentored by a senior member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, and are eligible for a second clerkship in the firm’s summer associates program following completion of the Fellowship.

McAndrews has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys” by Law360 for their minority representation and diversity initiatives.