Monica is an Associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Life Sciences Practice Group, and is based in the firm’s Stamford office.
Monica’s practice focuses primarily on life sciences and biotechnology transactional matters including licensing, corporate partnering and other technology-transfer transactions. She also provides intellectual property-related support for due diligence matters, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. She is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the life sciences area and maintains an active patent prosecution practice. Monica works directly with a range of clients in the life sciences industry, including domestic and European public companies and emerging biotechnology and pharmaceutical startup companies.
Before joining the firm, Monica was of counsel at Grimes & Yvon LLP in New York, where she prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the areas of life sciences and biotechnology and drafted and negotiated agreements related to intellectual property and research materials. She was previously a licensing officer for Medical Research Council Technology (now known as LifeArc) in London, England and an associate and technology specialist at WilmerHale in New York. Monica was short-listed as a 2017 U.S. Rising Transactional Star by LMG Life Sciences.
Monica holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Cornell University, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and she earned her J.D. cum laude from New York Law School. She earned her B.S. cum laude in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Moravian College, and was an undergraduate Carolina Summer Research Fellow in the Pharmacology department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
- New York Law School (J.D., 2008)
- cum laude
- Cornell University, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Ph.D., 2004)
- Moravian College (B.S., 1997)
- cum laude
- New York
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office