I am an experienced transactional, intellectual property, and regulatory attorney for high technology businesses. My clients include biotechnology, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, medical device, digital health, diagnostics, web app, and convergence technology businesses. The "convergence" often includes machine learning, artificial intelligence, and complex algorithms. I have served in leadership positions in large law firms and have managed longstanding relationships with clients including multi-national corporations, private research institutes, and the nation's premier public university system. For many years, I was recognized nationally for my law practice by The Best Lawyers in America.
Areas of focus include intellectual property, transactional, and regulatory counseling; international patent preparation and prosecution; corporate and commercial transactions; technology transfer; technology licensing; transactional due diligence; opinion drafting; litigation avoidance; and IP infringement litigation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a biochemist and small business owner. I have also been an academic advisor to entrepreneurship centers at Penn and WashU. I was also an adjunct professor at WashU School of Law where I taught a Biotechnology Law intersession course.
I received a BS in Biochemistry from UC San Diego where I was an undergraduate Research Scholar. I then received a JD from the University of Pittsburgh where I was Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2001||08/08/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2011|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2010|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2009|
|40 Under 40||St. Louis Business Journal||2006|
|Founder and President||Torrey Pines Law Group, PC||2013 - Present|
|Associate General Counsel||University Of Central Florida, Office Of Research||2011 - 2013|
|Of Counsel||Ratner Prestia||2010 - 2011|
|Partner||Spencer Fane Britt & Browne||2008 - 2010|
|Adjunct Professor||Washington University School Of Law||2008 - 2010|
|Founder and President||Biotactica, LLC||2006 - 2008|
|Senior Associate||Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP||2002 - 2006|
|Associate||Thompson Coburn||2000 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Cohen & Grigsby, PC||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy||Editor-in-Chief||1998 - 2000|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|UC San Diego||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
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