Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Attorney Sharon Roberg-Perez Tapped for 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

March 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2014 – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Sharon Roberg-Perez is selected by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to participate in its 2014 Fellows Program.  The yearlong engagement is a highly structured mentoring program designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation's law firms and corporate legal departments.

Roberg-Perez will join 170 other promising, young attorneys from throughout the country in the largest fellowship class since the program was established in 2011.  She is the fourth attorney from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. who will serve as an LCLD Fellow; Jennifer Robbins was a member of the 2013 class, Matthew McFarlane was a member of the 2012 class, and Annie Huang was a member of the 2011 class which was the inaugural year for the program.

“I am honored to have been selected to participate in LCLD’s Fellowship program,” said Roberg-Perez.  “I look forward to meeting the other fellows, and to developing an additional set of skills that will be beneficial to my colleagues and to the firm’s clients.”

According to LCLD, the goal of the Fellowship program is “to produce a diverse generation of up-and-coming attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions, and the profession at large.  Each group of Fellows will also serve as mentors to those who follow.”

“Sharon is an outstanding candidate for this program,” said Marla R. Butler, Assistant Regional Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office and Chair of Firm's Diversity Committee.  “We are confident that she will enrich this experience for her Fellow class members and also fully embrace this opportunity to learn from this unique leadership engagement.  We’re proud of this recognition for her.”

Sharon Roberg-Perez is a principal in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practice Group.  She is an experienced patent litigator with trial experience who focuses on biotechnology and medical devices; she is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  In addition to her patent litigation practice, Roberg-Perez has pro bono experience, which includes representing clients in connection with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota and the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.  Roberg-Perez graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Biological Chemistry, earned a Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. and graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

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