Marilou E. Watson Noted as 2015 Diverse Attorney of the Year by The Legal IntelligencerJune 1, 2015 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Marilou E. Watson was selected as a 2015 Diverse Attorney of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer. This award is given once every two years to a select group of minority attorneys in Pennsylvania in honor of their outstanding achievements.
A leader in the firm, Watson previously served as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, where she assisted in spearheading initiatives that promoted firmwide diversity and inclusiveness. She was also recently appointed to a one-year term as chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s (MBA) Diversity Committee.
As a longstanding member of the MBA Diversity Committee, Watson pioneered its “Day in Court” program at the Montgomery County Courthouse, which received a 2013 County Bar Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for its impact on the future of the legal profession. The program provides Montgomery County high school students the opportunity to observe a live court proceeding and meet with several county judges, the Public Defender, County Detectives and County Commissioners.
Watson, a registered pharmacist since 1991, also serves as co-chair of Fox’s Tech and Venture Finance Practice. She focuses her 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.
Watson received her J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and her B.S. and B.A. from Temple University.