Gina Del Negro is a Partner in the firm’s Employment Law Practice. Ms. Del Negro’s practice focuses on counseling clients regarding all areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, wrongful discharge, FMLA and other leave requests, accommodation requests, and non-competition agreements and trade secrets. She regularly advises clients on everyday employment questions and issues. She has experience drafting and reviewing employee handbooks (including for multi-state employers), policies, and various employment agreements and develops and presents training materials on workplace harassment. Ms. Del Negro received her B.A., with Distinction, from the University of Virginia. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the The Michigan Journal of Gender and Law. She is also the President of the Board of her local contemporary art museum.
Viresh R. Patel is a Partner in the firm’s Patent Practice. Mr. Patel’s practice includes drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the computer, software, medical device, and business method arts. He has extensive experience with artificial intelligence and virtual reality systems, and excels at deeply technical projects, such as invention harvesting and strategic claims drafting. Mr. Patel began his career as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patents related to data management systems. Mr. Patel received his B.S. from the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as a staff member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.