CLEVELAND, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual property law firm Renner Otto announced that Heidi A. Boehlefeld has been named the firm's Managing Partner. Ms. Boehlefeld succeeds Don W. Bulson, who has held the position since 2005 and who will continue to serve as member of the firm's Management Committee. Luis A. Carrion and Mark D. Saralino join Mr. Bulson as members of the Management Committee.
"Heidi is a successful attorney, businesswoman and an exemplary leader," said Mr. Bulson. "Because of her strong management skills and unwavering commitment to client service, we are looking forward to many years of growth and stability under her leadership."
"I am honored to have been selected for this role and look forward to leading expansion of the firm's national and international presence," said Ms. Boehlefeld. "We will build on the strong foundation that Don and previous leaders have established and will continue to expand our reach through both organic growth and strategic opportunities. Don will continue to be an important part of that as a member of the Management Committee. Together as a firm we will continue to focus on delivering the highest quality of client service and making Renner Otto a great place to work."
In addition to serving as Managing Partner, Ms. Boehlefeld co-chairs Renner Otto's Chemical Practice Group. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling including patent validity, infringement and due diligence opinions. Ms. Boehlefeld has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer.
Prior to joining Renner Otto in 2000, Ms. Boehlefeld served as in-house patent and trademark counsel for The Sherwin-Williams Company. She began her career as a research engineer for B.P. America (The Standard Oil Co.) and later joined the Patent and Licensing Department as an attorney.
Ms. Boehlefeld received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering with honors, her M.B.A. and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband, Rob, reside in Brecksville.
About Renner Otto
Renner Otto is an intellectual property law firm providing services for clients of various sizes throughout the world since the 1880's. Renner Otto assists multi-national entities, mid-sized companies, and universities as well as individual inventors and start-ups with a broad range of services relating to procurement, enforcement and strategic management of intellectual property assets domestically and abroad including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. You can find out more at www.rennerotto.com.
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