Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, PhD

Practice Group Leader - Life Sciences & Intellectual Property

Dr. Jarrell is described by clients as an IP lawyer with keen business savvy. Her extensive technical credentials make her well versed in a wide variety of technologies in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical industries. Dr. Jarrell represents companies and institutions at all stages of the life sciences business lifecycle, as well as those who invest in them, guiding IP protection and competitive positioning strategies, negotiating strategic transactions, and providing creative solutions to IP and technology-related challenges.

Dr. Jarrell is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and is co-chair of the Life Sciences Group and the Intellectual Property Group. She was named “Attorney of the Year - Patent Strategy & Management - Massachusetts” by LMG Life Sciences in 2017 and 2016, an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal and named the 2016 Boston “Lawyer of the Year” for Biotechnology Law by Best Lawyers and a “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was also ranked among the top 50 women Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Dr. Jarrell is listed by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. She has been listed in The Legal 500, named a World’s Leading Patent Practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 and recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star” and among the “Top 250 Women in IP” nationwide. In 2017, Dr. Jarrell was named to Who's Who Legal's list of top Life Sciences transactional attorneys. She was also included in the Patent Expert Guide in 2015 and 2017, placing her among “the world’s leading practitioners” in patent law.

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