AIPLA Honors Two Foley Hoag Partners at 2015 Annual Meeting

Barbara Fiacco Presented with President's Outstanding Service Award, Hathaway Pease Russell Receives Project Award

October 23, 2015

Foley Hoag LLP partners Barbara Fiacco and Hathaway Pease Russell have been honored as 2015 AIPLA Award Winners at this year's American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting, held October 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

Fiacco is the recipient of the President's Outstanding Service Award, in recognition her leadership of the Committee on Legislation, authorship of amicus briefs and other submissions, and years of service to AIPLA as a Board member and Committee leader. Fiacco represents biomedical clients in complex commercial and patent litigation involving patent infringement, patent ownership disputes and contract disputes.

Russell has received the Project Award, recognizing her service to AIPLA and leadership in organizing the 2015 National and International Women in IP Law networking events. Russell's intellectual property practice focuses on the life sciences industry. She has extensive experience assisting research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies.

AIPLA is a 15,000 member national bar association constituted primarily of intellectual property attorneys and those who support the IP Law industry. It is a global leader in intellectual property through its commitment to education, outreach, member service and advocacy.

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