Career Center

SoMCC Event


  Industry Insights - Science and the Law:
Medical/Life Science Professionals in Legal Settings
Date:   Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Time:   12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)

Location:   Clark Center Auditorum

Sponsor:   School of Medicine Career Center (SoMCC)

Event details:  


What kind of career opportunities are there for a scientist in law?  This is one of the most common questions asked by scientist looking for a career shift to the legal profession.  There are several career options for technically trained people to enter the legal profession ranging from becoming a technical specialist to attending law school to be an intellectual property attorney.  Highly trained individuals are increasingly needed in the legal profession as the complexity of issues increase.  How can a technically trained person transition to the legal profession?  Where do you get started?  These topics and more will be discussed at this professional development seminar; pease join us for insights into this popular and stimulating career path.

Antoinette Konski, JD is a partner and member of the firm’s Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical team.  Her practice focuses on developing, analyzing and managing patent portfolios for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, along with rendering due diligence determinations, patentability, patent validity, non-infringement and right-to-use opinions.  She has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications for foreign and domestic clients in diverse areas of technology, including drug discovery, genomics, immunology, small molecules and drug delivery.  She is a noted speaker and author on issues pertaining to global IP protection in the life sciences, and holds a J.D. from Fordham U. and B.S from U of Delaware.
George C. Best, PhD/JD is a partner and member of the firm's IP Litigation and Appellate Practices.  Dr. Best focuses on litigation and client counseling, and has been involved in all aspects of numerous patent, trade secret and business tort cases. He has argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In U.S. District Courts, Dr. Best has conducted direct and cross-examinations of witnesses in bench and jury trials. He also has argued portions of several claim construction and summary judgment hearings.  Dr. Best also has extensive experience in expert discovery, document discovery, depositions and motions practice.  He earned his PhD. in Chemistry at Cal Tech, and both his B.S. and J.D. degrees are from the U of Chicago.
Micheal L. Hebert. PhD is a technical specialist with Foley & Lardner, and a member of the firm's Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice. His areas of scientific expertise include, cell & molecular biology, genetics, virology, biochemistry, microbiology, and gene therapy.  Prior to joining Foley, Dr. Hebert was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, where he worked in the field of human gene therapy and viral vector development.  At Stanford, Dr. Hebert was the recipient of the National Hemophilia Foundation Fellowship and was awarded a National Research Service Award from the NIH.  He holds a B.S. from Plattsburgh State University of NY, and a PhD in Genetics from U of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Space is limited, register online

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