Honors and Awards

Bradford C. Craig Recognized in WIPR's Diversity Top 100 2024

Blank Rome is pleased to share that associate Bradford ("Brady") Craig has been recognized in World Intellectual Property Review’s ("WIPR") Diversity Top 100 2024 list. The listing recognizes and celebrates those who drive positive change in the intellectual property (“IP”) community.

Brady is recognized in the Trailblazers category, which honors professionals who have a decade or less of experience in the IP industry and have already made their mark on the sector. According to WIPR, the 2024 Trailblazers "stood out due to their impressive practice in IP and/or their determination to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion ("DEI") within the sector."

WIPR asked industry professionals to nominate candidates for this list when conducting a survey about diversity in IP. WIPR combined the survey results with marketplace research carried out by its in-house team to select the honorees.

To view WIPR Diversity's Top 100 2024, please click here.

Brady's honoree profile, as published by WIPR, is copied below.

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Bradford Craig

  • Job title: Senior Associate
  • Firm: Blank Rome
  • Jurisdiction: U.S.

Bradford Craig is an associate at Blank Rome and concentrates his practice on IP and technology matters. He provides mentorship and support for aspiring IP lawyers from diverse backgrounds, fostering their professional growth and development, and provides strategic trademark and copyright counsel to a range of diverse clients in furtherance of his commitment to D&I in IP legal representation. Craig fosters an inclusive environment within the IP legal space through leadership, education, and mentorship efforts to diverse colleagues, associates, paralegals, and other staff members. He develops innovative programs and initiatives aimed at promoting D&I at Blank Rome, including the firm’s diversity mentorship and development program. Craig spearheads pro bono representation efforts for nonbinary and transgender individuals seeking name changes, ensuring access to legal services and empowering marginalized communities. He conducts legal training sessions to raise awareness and promote understanding of LGBTQ+ issues within the legal profession and has established strategic partnerships with LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations to enhance support and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals within the legal community. Craig serves as vice chair of BR Pride, Blank Rome’s LGBTQ+ affinity group, creating safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ employees to connect, collaborate, and support one another.