Lee & Hayes Partners with Facebook and LEAD-WA for Summer Associate Program

Lee & Hayes, PC has been honored to support the professional development of several talented first and second year law students through the firm’s Summer Associate program.  Five of the six Summer Associates joined as part of Lee & Hayes’ partnership with the Facebook 1L Diversity Fellowship Program and LEAD-WA; both of which foster professional development opportunities that encourage inclusion and diversity. 

“While it’s obviously been an unprecedented time, we didn’t want to lose sight of our unique opportunity to partner with organizations like these to further enhance professional and educational opportunities for those who are entering the legal profession,” said Lee & Hayes President, Richard Denenny.  “Lee & Hayes knows that a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to be more effective at recruiting and retaining top talent, and these stellar individuals represent our firm’s ongoing mission to cultivate and keep the very best of the best.  We’re happy to have spent the past several months mentoring them in a remote, yet highly-integrated setting.”

About Lee & Hayes, PC

Lee & Hayes, PC is a pre-eminent intellectual property (IP) practice with expertise beyond the basics of IP. Over 80 seasoned IP attorneys and agents provide patent, trademark, copyright, and litigation services to businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading-edge start-ups. The firm’s corporate and FDA/Regulatory practices synergize with their IP core to plan and execute comprehensive business strategies for technology clients.  Lee & Hayes boasts attorneys who are consistently honored as being leaders in their respective practices by numerous leading industry publications and vetting organizations.  For more information, visit leehayes.com. 

Lee & Hayes/Facebook 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The Lee & Hayes/Facebook 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is a partnership between Lee & Hayes and Facebook with the goal of providing a unique opportunity for a highly qualified 1L student to gain substantive experience at both one of the leading technology law firms and one of the leading companies in the world.  Under the direction of Lee & Hayes partners and Facebook team leads, the selected student will be a member of Lee & Hayes’ 2020 Summer Associate Program and will spend a portion of the summer embedded in Facebook’s in-house legal department.  


LEAD-WA fosters inclusion and diversity in the practice of law by offering opportunities to law students from traditionally underrepresented groups to work in a variety of law firm and corporate law environments in the state of Washington.