Robert T. Maldonado is an equity partner of Cooper & Dunham LLP, an intellectual property boutique firm in New York City that was founded in 1887, and heads the firm’s litigation group. He has spoken on a number of panels on a wide variety of topics such as trademark counterfeiting and the challenges and rewards of being a diverse lawyer. Robert is a registered patent attorney, and has experience obtaining patent, trademark and copyright protection for his clients. In 2016, Robert was recognized as one of the 25 most influential Latino lawyers in the United States by Latino Leaders magazine. Robert received the 2013 “El Award” from El Diario La Prensa, and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of intellectual property litigation for the past five years by Thomson Reuters. Robert is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT. Robert has served as National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and has served on the Board of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association Foundation of Greater New York. He is married and has two children.