Fish & Richardson Principal Aamir Kazi Named 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Fish & Richardson announced today that Aamir Kazi, a principal in the firm's Atlanta office, is among 250 attorneys nationwide selected for the 2017 Fellows program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). One of the most comprehensive legal talent development programs in the country, the LCLD Fellows program is designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation's law firms and corporate legal departments.

Over the course of the year-long program, LCLD Fellows are challenged to further develop their professional brand, build relationships that enhance career development, participate in corporate learning experiences, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills. Upon completion of their Fellows year, the class of 2017 becomes part of a community of more than 1,000 Fellows alumni who serve as mentors to those who follow.

To date, five other Fish attorneys have participated in the program since it began in 2011. In 2016, Fish was recognized as a "Top Performer" by LCLD for going "above and beyond to participate in LCLD and support its mission of creating a more inclusive legal profession."

"We have a strong and enduring commitment to diversity and are very proud to have Aamir participate as an LCLD Fellow," said Ahmed J. Davis, a patent litigator at Fish who is also the national chair of the firm's Diversity Initiative. "He is a leader at Fish and we are thrilled that he was selected for this opportunity to experience a year of multifaceted professional development and networking with other leaders in the industry."

At Fish, Kazi's practice includes patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, high-tech commercial litigation, due diligence, licensing, and intellectual property counseling. He has experience in Georgia state courts, federal courts, in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His background encompasses a range of technologies, such as cellular telephony networks and systems; telecommunication standards and networking technologies; building, home, and process automation tools; and flat-panel televisions, touch screens, and network adapter technology.

Kazi received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2007, where he served on the editorial staff of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and his B.S., with high honors, in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002.

LCLD is a national organization made up of more than 265 general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the country who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD's action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within its member organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. For information, visit