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Laurie McNamara Partner-Elect at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Dec 14 2023
Laurie McNamara '14
Laurie McNamara '14

California Western is pleased to announce that Laurie McNamara ’14 is now partner-elect at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a national firm specializing in technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises. Her promotion will take effect on February 1, 2024.

In addition to her JD from California Western, Laurie holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Drug Discovery from Northwestern University. She focuses her practice on intellectual property law for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Laurie provides strategic counseling for clients related to patent prosecution, diligence, freedom to operate, patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement analyses. Over the last ten years at Wilson Sonsini, she has counseled clients in a variety of intellectual property areas, including antibodies, small molecule pharmaceuticals, proteomics, and CRISPR technologies. 

While at California Western, Laurie participated in Bioethics and Biotechnology seminars and received the Academic Excellence Award.