McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Attorneys Named American Bar Foundation Fellows
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Drew Patty (Baton Rouge) and Ben Schupp (New Orleans) have been elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board.
Drew leads McGlinchey’s Intellectual Property and co-leads the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy teams. He has 30 years’ experience representing clients from health care to chemical/energy and manufacturing, financial services, and others in matters ranging from transactional to litigation. His background in biochemistry equips him to seamlessly serve clients in a scientific/ research context. No matter the application, Drew focuses his practice on helping clients monetize innovation while avoiding infringement.
Ben leads the firm’s Maritime and Admiralty practice, and has almost 30 years’ experience advising financial institutions and international marine asset owners in transactions involving vessel charters, sales, ship mortgages, marine construction, maritime liens, and dock and terminal issues. He handles vessel registrations throughout the world and protects client interests in assets around the globe. Ben’s litigation practice focuses on collection actions, particularly disputes relating to maritime liens and charters.
Drew and Ben join eight other McGlinchey attorneys as ABF Fellows: Rudy Aguilar (Baton Rouge), Manuel Farach (Ft. Lauderdale), Lynette Hotchkiss (Nashville), Kim Israel (Jacksonville), Marc Lifset (Albany), Joel Mohrman (Houston), Colvin G. “Woody” Norwood, Jr. (New Orleans), Michael H. Rubin (Baton Rouge).
The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles.