Sheppard Mullin partner Blaine Templeman has been honored with the firm's third Diversity & Inclusion Award, an award that recognizes the significant diversity and inclusion commitment of a Sheppard Mullin attorney. As part of the award, the firm for a third consecutive year has made a corresponding financial contribution to support a law school diversity pipeline program working with secondary school students. This year’s contribution will be made to a program being developed by New York University’s OUTLaw LGBT law student organization to support their efforts related to pipeline programs.
Mr. Templeman serves on the National Leadership Committee and the NY Leadership Committee of Lambda Legal, as well as Lambda Legal's National Dinner Corporate co-chair. Lambda Legal is a national non-profit LGBT civil rights policy and advocacy organization. He also leads Sheppard Mullin’s pro bono representation as outside counsel for GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – a national nonprofit organization that serves as a media watchdog to ensure positive LGBT images).
Mr. Templeman is the managing partner of Sheppard Mullin’s New York office and a partner in the Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups. He also serves as co-leader of the firm's Life Sciences group and is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee. Mr. Templeman’s practice focuses on counseling U.S. and international clients in the protection, development and commercialization of their products and IP portfolios through domestic and cross-border intellectual property transactions, precision manufacturing, contract manufacturing, clinical trials, research and outsourcing.