Founded in 1893, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. is an award-winning law firm that has specialized in intellectual property for more than 125 years. The firm provides opinion, prosecution, and litigation services with respect to patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, licensing, and other technology-related matters to clients throughout the United States and worldwide through an enviable and long-standing network of foreign associates. Leydig serves clients in a variety of industries, including, among others, pharmaceuticals, electronics, AI, manufacturing, biotechnology, consumer products, fashion, music, entertainment, insurance, and financial services.
Leydig is proud to be not only a welcoming firm, but a teaching one as well. Leydig maintains an open door policy where associates are encouraged to visit partners’ offices to ask questions and discuss their work. Associates are supported by partners who take pride in answering questions and teaching about the practice of intellectual property law. Additionally, though Leydig asks that its attorneys reach or exceed a target number of billable hours each year, the firm focuses equally on young associates’ growth and development as attorneys and as contributors to the firm as a whole. For example, associates present Continuing Legal Education seminars for the firm, and senior associates are given the opportunity to serve on firm committees. Associates are also supported by Leydig’s Professional Development Committee, a committee created, in part, to assist new associates with adjusting to becoming a lawyer and a member of Leydig. Leydig also values its attorneys as individuals, encouraging them to have a healthy work-life balance.
New associates are involved broadly in the firm’s business and have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills early in their tenure. Specifically, new associates begin their practice by doing a variety of work, including conducting due diligence, drafting opinions and reporting letters to clients, conducting research, assisting with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings and/or federal litigation, and assisting with prosecution of trademark and/or patent applications, such as writing Office Action responses.
Leydig employs individuals from different backgrounds and experiences to create a well-rounded and inclusive firm culture. Partners and shareholders are ethnically and experientially diverse, and the firm seeks associates who mirror this diverse makeup. Leydig strives to increase its diversity in all areas of the firm, to ensure that all persons employed at Leydig feel comfortable and included as they contribute to the success of the firm.