Fox’s Marilou Watson To Receive Community Service Award From Montgomery Bar Association

April 26, 2016 – Press Releases

Marilou E. Watson, a partner in the Blue Bell office of Fox Rothschild LLP, will receive the Henry Stuckert Miller Community Service Award from the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) in honor of her dedication to public education about the legal profession.

The Henry Stuckert Miller Award is named for an MBA member who was a true Renaissance man — a scholar, lawyer and educator who taught literacy to prisoners for many years and classes on the Civil War at Montgomery County Community College, and was also a decorated war hero for service in both World War II and the Korean War.

Watson was previously appointed to a one-year term as chair of the MBA’s Diversity Committee and she previously served as co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s Diversity Committee.

Through her work with the MBA, Watson created a “Day in Court” program at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The initiative, which began in April 2011, is run by the MBA Diversity Committee and provides high school students the opportunity to observe a live court proceeding and meet with judges, public defenders, prosecutors, detectives and county commissioners. The program has expanded to include “Teach Law,” where MBA judges and attorneys volunteer to go to selected schools to teach students a substantive area of the law or anything related to courtroom practice and procedures.

In 2013, the program received a County Bar Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for its impact on the future of the legal profession.

Watson serves as co-chair of the firm’s Life Science Practice and a member of the Intellectual Property Department. In addition to practicing law for more than 20 years, she has also been a registered pharmacist since 1991. Watson focuses her legal practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on foreign and domestic patent prosecution, client counseling, infringement analysis, patent invalidity, licensing, and due diligence and divestiture matters in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.

She received her J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Pharmacy degrees from Temple University.