Creating a more diverse workplace, with Rob Maldonado

IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield

Dec 16 2021 • 15 mins

Attorney Rob Maldonado is based in Wolf Greenfield’s New York City office. His practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition matters in federal court. But Rob is also passionate about issues related to diversity and inclusion.

In this episode of IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield, we talk to Rob about his decision to switch from an engineering career to law and his extensive involvement with groups like the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the LGBT Law Association Foundation of Greater New York. Here are a few of the highlights:

01:05 - The transition from engineering to law

02:21 - Discussing the move to Wolf Greenfield

04:12 - Rob’s extensive work with diversity programs

06:35 - On his mother’s influence

08:24 - How diversity programs have evolved through the years

09:47 - There’s still a great deal of room for improvement

11:38 - The ABA’s “Good Guys” program seeks to involve men in the process of including women in positions of power

13:16 - Advice for young people considering a career in law

14:53 - Biggest wish for 2022