Stop in our Rochester office and you will meet Alana Fuierer, a seasoned patent attorney and litigator who advises clients on all aspects of IP protection. In addition to her practice, Alana participates actively in the business, legal and philanthropic communities while also keeping busy with a young son, two dogs, her husband, and a 200-year old cobblestone house in Spencerport.

Alana joined Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti in 2004, after obtaining her Masters Degree in Hydrology from New Mexico Tech. A chemist by training, Alana’€™s technical expertise also extends to bioremediation, environmental microbiology, hydrology, and contaminant transport. This background perfectly prepared Alana to co-lead the firm’s Cleantech Group with Victor Cardona, one of the first legal practice groups in the country to focus on intellectual property rights in clean energy and other environmental technologies.

Two years after joining the firm, Alana became the first attorney in our Rochester, NY office, where she has been practicing ever since. From high profile federal litigation, to working with clients on a day-to-day basis to protect and leverage their IP, Alana’€™s practice emphasizes creating value and achieving quality results. “€œI am personally invested in my client’€™s IP issues, and they know that I will take the time and always do what is best for the client,”€ says Alana.

Outside of the office, Alana actively contributes in the community. One of her most significant personal accomplishments is being co-founder (together with her husband) and president of The Grant Fund for SIDS, Inc. and raising nearly $40,000 in two years for SIDS research through that organization and its annual “€œGolf for Grant” tournament.

In addition to her busy family and professional life, Alana also enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, traveling, reading, gardening, and hunting for antiques.