This special recognition is awarded to the top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. The awards are based on research performed by Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS in more than 70 jurisdictions.

2019 FB Rice IP Stars

  • Charles Berman, Partner
    “It’s great to hear that six of our people have been named IP Stars. I’m really pleased not only for myself, but also for everybody. We pride ourselves on the quality of our people and it’s great that this strength is being continually recognised.”
  • Rachel Hooke, Partner
    “I’m delighted to be named an IP Star again. This has been a great year for FB Rice – we have grown as a firm and there have been plenty of opportunities to get stuck into some really interesting work both locally and globally.”
  • Joanne Martin, Partner
    “I’m thrilled to hear that my colleagues and I have received this recognition. At FB Rice we are committed to our clients and to industry excellence and our focus is to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.”
  • Connie Merlino, Partner
    “It’s an honour to be named an IP Star again. FB Rice just keeps going from strength to strength and we always aim to provide a superior service, so I’m sure there will be even more recipients of the award from the FB Rice team next year.”
  • Jenny Petering, Of Counsel
    “Being recognised by the international group Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) means a lot to me. I think the culture at FB Rice enables attorneys to focus on and go all out for their clients so that this sort of thing becomes achievable.”
  • Paul Whenman, Consulting Partner
    “I’m always grateful to receive recognition for my work. However, this is only possible in being part of a great client-focussed team that continues to support the growth in work experienced over the last year.”