Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Biotechnology Partner Lily Rin-Laures, M.D., Named among National Law Journal’s ‘Outstanding Women Lawyers’

Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D., has been named to The National Law Journal's inaugural list of "Outstanding Women Lawyers." (Photo: Business Wire)

CHICAGO--()--Intellectual Property law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that partner and member of the Firm’s executive committee, Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D., has been named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Outstanding Women Lawyers,” which includes 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today. To view Dr. Rin-Laures’ profile, click here.

The list of honorees, selected from hundreds of nominations, represents excellence in private practice, corporate counsel work, public interest representation, legal education, and the judiciary. Among the factors considered by The National Law Journal in selecting Outstanding Women Lawyers were:

  • Development of successful practices, especially new areas of law or practices typically dominated by men.
  • Attainment of professional leadership roles.
  • Performance in significant cases, including those that resulted in key, often precedent-setting rulings, victories at trial, and significant settlements.
  • Influence and stature in the public sector, including high-level government work.
  • Representation of the underserved or indigent.
  • Demonstrated efforts to improve diversity in the profession.

During her career, Dr. Rin-Laures has strategically used intellectual property to achieve her clients' business goals. With more than two decades of experience in building and assessing patent portfolios in the biopharma industry, as well as in negotiating licenses and strategic alliances, she anticipates issues and opportunities. She brings to her practice a unique insider's perspective gained as former General Counsel of a publicly-held biotechnology company and insight acquired from managing patent portfolios for eight different approved drugs and numerous other clinical trial candidates, enabling her to be a valuable strategic counselor to clients. Dr. Rin-Laures also was recognized as one of Managing IP's IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP in 2014, was named 2014 “Patent Prosecution Pharmaceutical Attorney of the Year” and was inducted into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame at the 2014 LMG Life Sciences Awards.

About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is exclusively focused on intellectual property law. Nearly half of the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists, engineers, or consultants. The Firm’s professionals offer depth of talent and seasoned experience in devising and executing intellectual property strategy and comprehensive IP solutions. Chambers & Partners has ranked Marshall, Gerstein & Borun as “first-rate for litigation,” and having “one of the best biotechnology practices in the entire country.” Corporate Counsel magazine lists the Firm as a “Go-To Law Firm of the Top 500 Companies” for intellectual property and litigation. The Firm also is ranked as a top intellectual property law firm by Managing IP, Fortune, Intellectual Property Today, and Intellectual Asset Management magazines. Learn more at


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Release Summary

IP law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP announces that partner and member of the Firm’s executive committee, Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D., has been named among Outstanding Women Lawyers.


Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Anna Behrman, 312-474-6300