Les Bookoff is a partner at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC (BoMc), a patent prosecution and counseling firm. For almost 30 years, Les has managed the patent portfolios of Fortune 500 companies and smaller high-tech companies and startups, and has counseled those companies on IP risk management, acquisition of technology, licensing, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence investigations during investments and acquisitions. Just nine years after Les co-founded BoMc, BoMc has grown to over 40 attorneys and 25 staff members. With a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, BoMc was named Chambers “Most Inclusive Firm” in 2020 and Vault’s “Best Midsize Firm to Work For” (including tops for diversity) in 2021. Les currently serves on BoMc’s management and DEI committees.