Women Lawyers Journal featured a Q&A with Elizabeth Manno in the Member Spotlight of Volume 104, where she discussed her practice, leadership positions, and career as a whole. The following is an excerpt:
Why did you choose to pursue a career in law? What do you like most about your practice in intellectual property litigation?
I’ve always had a penchant for debate — many of my middle school teachers pointed it out — so I knew I wanted to be a litigator. I started out as a general commercial litigator but was staffed as a junior associate on some patent litigation cases. To my surprise, although I had never considered this practice area in law school and don’t have a technical degree, I quickly discovered that I have a knack for breaking down highly complicated technologies in a way that others can understand, which is a critical part of patent cases. I also love the strategy that goes into intellectual property litigation. My clients’ patents and trademarks are often some of their most important assets, and it’s exciting to help them on some of their highest-value and most important disputes.
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