Managing Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 



Jeffrey Sharp has spent more than 30 years practicing patent law at Marshall Gerstein and has been named one of the world's leading patent practitioners. He also mentors diverse attorneys through the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, and serves on the boards of PilotLegis RPG and The Latin School of Chicago. 

As part of LCLD’s Leaders at the Front initiative, Jeffrey created a Leader’s Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Jeffrey’s pledge here

Diversity efforts at Marshall Gerstein include diverse recruiting and partnerships with community organizations. The firm has been named a Best Law Firm for Women and one of the top law firms for LGBT equality in Illinois. 

Marshall Gerstein was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2022


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Jonathan Hughley

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Shannon Mastick, Kwanwoo Lee;

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Daniel Henry, Rudy Tummala



Member: Jeffrey Sharp

Diversity Professionals: Michelle Gudaitis, Lynn Janulis, Lisa Puvar

Communications: Mark Levin