Foley Hoag LLP partner Barbara Fiacco has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law (FADIPL).
Comprising a diverse group of leaders dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Board guides the FADIPL in its mission to support members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in their pursuit of careers in intellectual property law in the United States through financial support and networking, counseling, and mentoring.
For two decades the Foundation (formerly the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation) has worked for the advancement of diversity in the IP profession. In 2020, the Foundation adopted its new name — Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law— to accompany an expansion of the Foundation’s longstanding programming aimed at attracting more members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the IP law profession, and advancing their opportunities for achievement in the profession once completing law school.
As a co-chair of Foley Hoag's Patent, Trade Secrets and Related Rights Litigation practice, Fiacco represents clients in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Her technology-related practice focuses on the biomedical field, including cases involving recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, siRNAs, small molecule compounds, drug delivery systems, molecular diagnostics and medical devices.
Fiacco recently concluded a year-long term as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).