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Albany, NY:  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm based in Albany, New York, is pleased to announce Erica M. Hines has been named a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation (TNYBF).  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm dedicated exclusively to Intellectual Property law and related litigation in upstate New York with 15 partners and a total of 33 attorneys and patent agents.

Fellows of TNYBF are members of the bench and bar who are recognized for outstanding professional achievement, for dedication to the legal profession, and for commitment to the organized bar.  “Being a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation is an honor,” states Chair of the Fellows, Emily F. Franchina.  “Fellows represent one percent of the New York State Bar Association membership.  Being nominated and elected is a notable achievement.”

“Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has had a long tradition of support and involvement with the New York State Bar Association and we are proud of Erica’s selection as a Fellow” said Nicholas Mesiti, the firm’s Managing Partner.

An eighth year associate, Ms. Hines assists clients with the domestic and international strategic management of their intellectual property portfolios, including patent preparation and prosecution (primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and materials science arts), post-grant practice, regulatory counseling, and transactional and opinion work.  She also assists clients with matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  She is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, where she serves on the House of Delegates and as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section.  She is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where she serves on the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee. Ms. Hines is a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, and is recognized as an Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.