Our Story

Our firm is an intellectual property (“IP”) and commercial litigation boutique law firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Washington, D.C.  Our firm was founded by Managing Member Nicole Galli in 2015.  It has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since 2017.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, pragmatic legal services that advance our clients’ business objectives.  We help our clients anticipate and prepare today for the opportunities and risks they will encounter tomorrow. Our clients include innovators, creators, disrupters, and entrepreneurs who are working at the forefront of their industries to drive scientific, economic, and social progress.

Our team enjoys solving difficult problems and thrives when working on the perimeter of existing law – the place where THERE ARE NO READY ANSWERS. We love nothing more than figuring out what the law SHOULD be, and then helping make it so, in both our client work and our professional activities.

We value our relationships with our clients, team members, and professional colleagues above all else.  We are a teaching law firm and consider it our responsibility to help our junior team members develop and advance their legal skills.

We have a deep commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm, the profession, and the world, and to having a positive impact on society overall. In addition to our volunteer and pro bono legal work, the Firm works with many for-profit businesses that are majority owned by women, people of color and members of other historically disadvantaged groups. Many of these businesses, in turn, focus on positively impacting our society. 

In 2023, our Firm was ranked #14 overall on the Philadelphia100®, which recognizes the fastest growing privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  The Firm has been rated in the top 15 companies on the Philadelphia100 for three years, ranking at #11 in 2021 and #7 in 2022.

Since 2021, our Firm has also been recognized as one of the leading law firms in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Firms included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have at least one lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, a publication whose mission is to highlight the top legal talent in the United States. Read more about this honor here

 

Our Core Values

  • We put people first – including our clients, our team, and our professional colleagues
    • We value our relationships with our clients, team members and professional colleagues above all else
  • We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all and strive to further that in all we do
  • We highly value each team member’s contributions to our firm. Each team member is treated with dignity and respect.
    • We invest in our team and believe that when each team member’s unique skills, experience, talents, and needs are recognized, supported, and rewarded, they will do their best work.
    • We are a teaching law firm. We guide our less experienced teammates in developing and honing their skills and craft so that they can excel while working with us and beyond. 
  • We aim for excellence in all our work product and seek to ensure our clients receive high value for their investment in us
    • We excel at solving difficult problems and thrive working at the cutting edge of the law 
  • Our team members are committed to supporting each other and the mission and vision of the firm.
    • They are excited about the firm that we have built and the culture we have created. They share a deep commitment to our values.  They are willing to invest their time and talents to help us continue to develop and grow the firm and our team and to help our team and our clients improve the future for all.