Former In-House Global IP Head Pivots To Smith Gambrell

By Emily Sides (July 14, 2021, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Smith Gambrell Russell LLP has added the former global head of an animal health biotech and pharmaceutical company, bringing to the Atlanta office a former scientist who developed a canine vaccine against Lyme disease.

Judy de León Jarecki-Black joins as the firm's biotech and chemistry patent team leader and brings a variety of private and in-house experience as senior counsel, including managing Merial Ltd.'s patent procurement and patent litigation around the world for 15 years, according to the firm.

"I've been leading a patent [team], both litigation and prosecution, for almost 20 years, so I understand what the corporate clients have to know, including...

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