There has been concern among firms that women lawyers are departing in greater numbers than men, leaving fewer in the partnership pool. But women who have deep scientific backgrounds seem to be the exception. They not only stay, but thrive. Many, including Fish & Richardson's Karen Boyd, who managed her first case as a third-year associate, say their scientific background gave them opportunities that weren't open to other junior attorneys, including client contact and close interaction with senior partners.
IP Practices Nurture Women With Science Backgrounds
August 17, 2006