Choate Names Four New Partners
Choate Press Release
| January 3, 2011
Choate announced today that four attorneys – Dr. Fangli Chen, Mark Edgarton, Sean Monahan and Jennifer Tracy – have been named partners at the firm, effective January 1, 2011.
As a partner in Choate’s Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation and Life Sciences Groups, Dr. Fangli Chen will continue to represent all types of companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and specialize in the strategic development of complex IP portfolios. She received her JD, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2006, her PhD in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, her MS in plant pathology from Oklahoma State University in 1995, and her BS, highest distinction, in genetics from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) in 1990. Dr. Chen has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.
As a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Major Commercial Litigation Groups, Mark Edgarton will continue to focus his practice on patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property litigation on behalf of major internet, pharmaceutical and technology companies. He also represents public and private companies and private equity firms in business disputes involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Edgarton received his JD, summa cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2003 and his BA from Middlebury College in 1999. He has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.
As a partner in Choate’s Finance & Restructuring Group, Sean Monahan will continue to focus his practice on complex financial transactions for banks and institutional investors, creditor’s rights and insolvency matters, and commercial financing transactions for private equity funds. He received his JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Cornell Law School in 2004, where he was editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received his BA, summa cum laude, from Bates College in 1998. Mr. Monahan has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.
As a partner in the firm’s Government Enforcement & Compliance and Major Commercial Litigation Groups, Jennifer Tracy will continue to represent national corporations and individuals in government investigations and litigation. She also represents leading corporations and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract, fraud, patent infringement and securities claims. Ms. Tracy received her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2004 and her BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University in 2000. She has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.