Benesch is pleased to announce that Manish K. Mehta, a Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, has been named Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office. Manish assumes this position from David Pope, Co-Chair of Benesch’s Class Action Practice, who is stepping down after serving in the role for the past seven years.
Manish joined Benesch in 2017 and has been a valuable member of the firm’s Chicago office. As Partner-in-Charge, Manish will focus on maintaining the strong culture of Benesch’s Chicago team, as well as supporting continued growth, the integration of new talent and further enhancement of the firm’s brand and reputation in the Chicago market.
Manish focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, post-grant reviews, patent prosecution and counseling. He is responsible for developing, creating, and managing IP portfolios for his clients across a variety of industries.
“Manish has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills and I’m confident he will continue to drive the success of our Chicago office as Partner-in-Charge,” said Gregg Eisenberg, Managing Partner.
Since launching its Chicago office with just two partners in 2015, Benesch quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the region and the office is now home to nearly 100 attorneys, almost all of whom are lateral hires who left larger, more established firms in order to become part of Benesch’s bold, vibrant culture. Just last week, Chicago Lawyer announced that Benesch has had the largest growth percentage in the city over the past five years, at 211%.