Attorney Rob Maldonado is based in Wolf Greenfield’s New York office. His practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition matters in federal court. But Rob is also passionate about issues related to diversity and inclusion. 

In this episode of IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield, we talk to Rob about his decision to switch from an engineering career to law and his extensive involvement with groups like the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the LGBT Law Association Foundation of Greater New York. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • 01:05 - The transition from engineering to law
  • 02:21 - Discussing the move to Wolf Greenfield
  • 04:12 - Rob’s extensive work with diversity programs
  • 06:35 - On his mother’s influence
  • 08:24 - How diversity programs have evolved through the years
  • 09:47 - There’s still a great deal of room for improvement
  • 11:38 - The ABA's "Good Guys" program seeks to involved men in the process of including women in positions of power
  • 13:16 - Advice for young people considering a career in law
  • 14:53 - Biggest wish for 2022