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Dianna El Hioum

Dianna G. El Hioum was appointed chief growth strategist at Fox Rothschild LLP. She is a partner and former chair of the intellectual property practice in the firm’s New York, NY, office and oversees the newly created Strategic Growth Committee of six senior partners.


El Hioum’s Charge as Chief Growth Strategist: To continue Fox Rothschild’s expansion through strategic lateral acquisitions and targeted firm combinations in key markets. Precedent: Over the past eighteen years, the firm grew from a regional firm to a national firm of more than 1,000 lawyers in twenty-nine offices. Her Strategy: “We’re implementing a multi-faceted approach to attract and integrate candidates who complement and strengthen the legal services we offer across our national platform.” When Not Strategizing on Firm’s Growth: El Hioum is working on global patent prosecution, licensing, and opinions. Catalysts for Her Patent Law Career: Majored in chemistry at MIT and worked in biotech on large-scale manufacturing of clinical and commercial drug products.