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Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

At a Glance


“The people and firm culture are second to none.”

“Quality of life at BoMc is the best part of working here and the ability to manage your own schedule.”


“It is still a law firm and meeting the billable requirement while maintaining efficiency can be difficult at times.”

“Lack of paralegal staffing.”

About Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Bookoff McAndrews is a DC-based patent law firm focused on non-litigation patent services—including patent counseling and prosecution—for technology companies. In just a handful of years since it first opened its doors, BoMc has grown to more than 30 attorneys, attracted scores of high-technology startups and Fortune 500 companies as clients, and attained nationwide recognition typically reserved for much more established, larger firms.

A New DC Institution

The firm was founded by former Finnegan partners Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews in 2012 to focus on "everything patents that's outside the courtroom" to cut down on the overhead costs associated with maintaining an in-house litigation practice and provide clients with more certainty as to staffing on their matters. The firm opened a small office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, and within months, BoMc (as the firm would soon be called) outgrew its space. Since then, three other partners have joined Les and Roland at the helm—Chris Agrawal, Kirsten Johnson, and Dinesh Melwani—and the firm has grown to the nationally recognized name that it is today.

Young Standouts

BoMc is proud of its attorneys and all that they do—in the firm and in their personal lives. The firm is composed of 19 musicians, 7 green thumbs, 7 marathoners, and collectively, the team speaks 15 languages.

And although the firm may be on the newer side, it’s already caught the attention of many prestigious publications. Chambers USA noted the firm as outstanding in intellectual property, and IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000 have ranked the firm for four years in a row. The firm has also been on Forbes’ “Legal Black Book” list for Top IP Firms in the U.S.

Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

2020 K Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 808-3550

Firm Stats

Managing Partners and Recruiting Chairs: Les Bookoff, Roland McAndrews, Dinesh Melwani, Chris Agrawal, Kirsten Johnson
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
1 - 50

Base Salary

The firm does not disclose salary information. 

Employment Contact

Wilmara Guido-Chizhik
Director of Firm Operations
(202) 808-3937

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC

Major Departments

Patent Law