Our Story

In August of 2012, Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews established Bookoff McAndrews, a law firm with a singular focus on high quality, strategic patent counseling and prosecution. The firm opened in a small office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. Within months, BoMc (as the firm would soon be called) outgrew its space. And not long after that initial growth, Les and Roland added Dinesh Melwani and Chris Agrawal as partners, recognizing how instrumental they had been, and continue to be, in the firm’s growth and success. Just four years after opening its doors, BoMc grew to over 20 attorneys, scores of high technology startups and Fortune 500 companies to call clients, and nationwide recognition typically reserved for much more established, larger firms. Our success is rooted in a talented, dedicated group of attorneys and staff, and in a recognition that companies seek value in sophisticated patent counseling.

Our Founders

Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews have over 40 years of combined patent law experience. Prior to founding Bookoff McAndrews, both spent their legal careers as associates and then partners at a large, leading intellectual property firm. They left to fill a void in the marketplace – a top-tier patent firm focused on strategic patent counseling at a better value than large IP firms. Their vision included experienced attorneys at reasonable prices to drive that value proposition, and core values of teamwork, diversity, and a proper work-life balance.

Who We Are

The BoMc Code

  • Teamwork

    Our structure promotes sharing work and sharing credit. This encourages working as a team, and enables us to put our clients' interests first.

  • Value

    We understand today's business realities. Our platform provides cost-effective solutions and consistent, efficient client teams.

  • Focus

    We focus on patent counseling and prosecution. All of our attorneys and staff are dedicated to that one practice.

  • Balance

    Proper balance in life leads to a more fulfilled, healthy individual, and thoughtful work product. We work hard, yet we encourage making time for outside interests.

  • Diversity

    Our welcoming environment fosters and supports diversity. A diverse team is more interesting, fun, and enriching, and leads to better solutions.

  • Humility

    Humility is part of a pleasant work environment. We’re able to laugh at ourselves. We take our work seriously, without taking ourselves too seriously.

Getting to Know Us

Our team is made up of some pretty amazing people doing incredible stuff. Here's a peek at who we are.

19
musicians
7
green thumbs
15
languages spoken
29
four-legged friends
7
marathoners
Peer Recognition

Recent Awards

We opened our firm just a few years ago, yet we're already mentioned with the best. Our commitment to quality and passion for our work has earned us recognition across several noteworthy publications. Here are some of our recent awards.

Chambers USA

Noted Firm, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution, District of Columbia, 2016

Managing IP

[North America Awards 2016] Shortlisted for Top Patent Prosecution Firm in the Northeast, 2016

IP Stars

Highly Recommended, Patent Prosecution, District of Columbia, 2016-2017; Tier 3, Patent Prosecution, US, 2016-2017

IAM Patent 1000

Recommended Firm (Washington, DC), 2015-2017

Law360

#1 Best Firm for Minority Attorneys, 2017; #1 Top Firm for Minority Equity Partners, 2017

Vault

#1 Best Midsize Law Firm for Diversity, 2016-2017

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#3 Best Midsize Law Firm to Work For, 2017

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#4 Best Midsize Law Firm for Hours, 2017

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#6 Best Midsize Law Firm for Firm Culture, 2017

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#8 Best Midsize Law Firm for Satisfaction, 2017

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#9 Best Midsize Law Firm for Quality of Work, 2017

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#11 Best Midsize Law Firm for Quality of Work, 2017

Our Team

Meet the attorneys our clients have come to trust.

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A Career at BoMc

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