Fish & Richardson Principal Juanita Brooks Selected as the 2023 ChIPs Hall of Fame Inductee

Principal Juanita Brooks has been selected as the 2023 ChIPs Hall of Fame inductee. The ChIPs Hall of Fame is among the most notable honors nationally for women in law.

ChIPs established its Hall of Fame in 2013 to honor leaders who have shown a commitment to the advancement of women and encouraged the next generation of leaders in law, technology, and policy. Brooks will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony on November 10 during the ChIPs Global Summit in San Francisco.

As a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney focusing on complex intellectual property, Brooks is known as an innovative and formidable litigator with an impressive record of trial victories. Law360 named her an “Icon of IP” in 2016 and described her as a “jury whisperer.” The American Lawyer extoled her as a “titan of the patent bar” when naming her “Litigator of the Year” in 2014.

Brooks has handled more than 150 trials during her 46-year career and represented industry-leading clients in high-stakes litigation As a Latina, she has shattered ethnic and gender barriers in the courtroom; equally important, though, is how she has shaped the culture of Fish, especially for women attorneys. Brooks was a key leader in helming the development and evolution of Fish’s Women’s EMPOWER initiative to promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female legal staff.