Oblon Celebrates 50 years of Excellence
On September 13, 2018, Oblon celebrated its golden anniversary by hosting a party for all attorneys and staff at the Ballroom of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Firm was celebrating not only 50 years of excellence in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, but also celebrating the longevity and professional commitment of many of the Firm’s partners and employees. Oblon has been the professional home of more than 200 lawyers and administrative personnel who can claim in excess of 10 years of service with the Firm and more than 50 who can claim more than 20 years of service! (See group photo below) “That represents more than 2,500 years of collective experience within the Firm’s legal and administrative professional groups. We’ve built more than a great IP firm, we’ve built a wonderful community” said Philippe Signore, Oblon’s Managing Partner.”
Party attendees included over 250 lawyers and administrative professionals. The gathering began with moving words presented by Managing Partner Philippe Signore and the Firm’s founder and namesake, Norman F. Oblon, who in his remarks said, “It has been a remarkable run for the firm…that started out with the intention of practicing law the way that we thought law should be practiced, and providing service to clients beyond their expectations. I have no doubt that the best years of the Firm are still to come.”