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.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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

  • cum laude

Università Italiana Per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, Degree in Italian

  • magna cum laude

Previous Experience

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

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