Sonia McVean is a Senior Paralegal and Patent Practice Manager in the Intellectual Property group.  Ms. McVean began her career in intellectual property with a start-up boutique firm where she learned all facets of IP prosecution before transitioning to a large international law firm where she strengthen her knowledge in U.S. and foreign IP Prosecution.  Her experience has provided her with a comprehensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution procedures allowing her to effectively assist attorneys, colleagues and clients in intellectual property matters.


  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Intellectual Property Coordinator
  • Squire Patton Boggs, Intellectual Property Paralegal
  • Keating & Bennett, Patent Prosecution Coordinator


  • ALA (Association of Legal Administrators), Northern Virginia Chapter


  • French – Native
  • Italian – Fluent
  • Spanish – Conversational


  • Institut Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, Bachelor Degree in Communications and Public Relations, 1992
    cum laude
  • Università Italiana Per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, Degree in Italian, 1988
    magna cum laude