Areas of Expertise
Experience with VCs
I've represented both investors and companies in venture financings, totaling over $200M in the aggregate, and have seen over 100 term sheets. I know how VCs think when it comes to valuation (having years of experience as the general counsel to a prominent biotech VC firm). I've given international presentations on IP valuation and have come to understand how VCs evaluate healthcare companies.
IP Valuation and Licensing
I have represented numerous companies in licensing matters and have experience with spotting and dealing with the various pitfalls and strategies surrounding patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent infringement claims, IP licensing and monetization of IP portfolios.
Experienced Corporate Counsel to Healthcare Companies
I have served as corporate counsel to numerous companies in the healthcare and life science industries. I have helped with entity formation, capitalization, investments, corporate governance, licensing, clinical trial documentation, etc. I also have some knowledge of certain regulatory matters that are important to companies in these industries.
- Health Sectors
- Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics
Andrews Kurth LLP | August 2014 - Current
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP | August 2012 - August 2014
Law and Entrepreneurship Practicum Fellow
Hatteras Venture Partners | November 2011 - May 2012
Co-founder; Strategic Advisor
sp3 Polymer, Inc. | October 2011 - August 2013
LL.M. in Law and Entrepreneurship, Class of 2012
Duke University School of Law | August 2011 - May 2012
An advanced law degree to acquire both the business and legal skills necessary to work in and advise startup companies and their investors.
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto | June 2010 - August 2010
Biochemistry Research Assistant
Brigham Young University | December 2006 - Current 2008
Duke University School of Law
LL.M. | Law and Entrepreneurship | 2011 - 2012
WIPO Academy-Mexico City
2009 - 2009
University of Chicago Law School
J.D. | 2008 - 2011
Brigham Young University
B.S. | Biochemistry | 2002 - 2008
Spanish Fork High School
1999 - 2002