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Volpe and Koenig Selects John C. Donch Jr. as Firm President

Mr. Donch will be the third President in the firm’s 33-year history

February 11, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., Philadelphia’s largest law firm dedicated solely to the practice of Intellectual Property, is pleased to announce that John C. Donch, Jr. has been elected President of the firm, effective February 11, 2020. Mr. Donch is only the third president of the firm since it was founded in 1987. He will follow in the footsteps of past presidents Anthony S. Volpe (firm founder and president from 1987-2008) and Gerald B. “Jay” Halt, Jr. (2008-2020).

“We are thrilled to see John take over the role of President of Volpe and Koenig,” said Chairman of the Board, Jay Halt. “His strategic vision, along with his dedication to cultural excellence and the highest level of customer service will guide the firm forward into a new decade and beyond.”

“It is an honor to be selected to continue the tradition of outstanding firm leaders at Volpe and Koenig,” said John Donch. “Because of their dedication and strong leadership, the firm is in excellent shape and positioned for significant growth, and I am very excited about working with all of our employees to take the firm to the next level with a focus on quality, continual improvement, and customer service.”

John Donch began his career at Volpe and Koenig in 2002 as an Associate, working his way up to Shareholder, then to Director of Business Development and now to President.  He serves as lead attorney on several of the firm’s largest clients and is well known and respected as a strong practitioner with a client-centric approach.  As President, John will focus on the firm’s client relationships while maintaining an active IP practice.  John focuses his practice on securing IP rights and counseling clients regarding IP issues to support each client’s business objectives and protect their market share.  He has a deep commitment to customer service and is very active in the areas of patent prosecution, patent acquisitions, portfolio mining, claim charts, claim construction and validity reviews, licensing and litigation counseling and assessments.

John is a native of Philadelphia and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife of 25 years and his three daughters.  He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and his M.S. in Computer Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.