Fish & Richardson Announces Four Principals Named 2017 “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal


Fish & Richardson announced today that four principals, including Donna Balaguer in Washington, D.C., have been named recipients of the 2017 “Women Worth Watching” award and are featured in a special issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal (PDJ).According to PDJ, “these women are forging ahead with global acclaim in strategies that are making a difference in their workplace, marketplace and around the world.” 

Donna Balaguer advises clients on the full range of privacy and data security laws and best practices, from the early stages of developing a privacy plan to handling a breach. She counsels clients across multiple industries, including hospitality, healthcare, media, communications, manufacturing and retail. Balaguer also works with companies that are building new “Internet of Things” products – everyday objects that collect and transfer personal data about their users. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994 and her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in 1991.

The other principals include Corrin Drakulich (Atlanta) who specializes in intellectual property litigation spanning a wide range of technologies; Janis Fraser, Ph.D., (Boston), a scientist-turned-lawyer who specializes in finding practical solutions to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies’ most challenging patent issues; and Sheryl Koval Garko (Boston) who focuses on intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, trade secret, and media litigation. 

Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, higher education and military sectors.  

Fish & Richardson is a global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the #1 U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases as its nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright firm; and the #1 firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with more cases than any other firm. Since 1878, Fish attorneys have been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit or follow us at @FishRichardson.

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