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Press Release

Fish & Richardson Principal Teresa Lavoie Profiled in Minnesota Lawyer

February 7, 2020

Press Release

Fish & Richardson Principal Teresa Lavoie Profiled in Minnesota Lawyer

February 7, 2020

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Fresh on the heels of her nomination as a 2019 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, Principal Teresa Lavoie, Ph.D., has been featured in a profile by the magazine. The article focuses on her practice representing some of the most cutting-edge startups in the life sciences industry, as well as the career path that led to her becoming a patent attorney.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Lavoie originally planned to become a biochemist. But while pursuing her Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry at Princeton University, “I realized that while I really loved learning about science, I didn’t like focusing on one particular problem, which is typically what you do for a Ph.D. And, at the time, there was a big need for IP attorneys.”

While working as a patent agent, she began attending Suffolk Law School in Boston in 1998. In 2000, Lavoie and her husband moved to Minnesota, and Lavoie transferred to the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating in 2002. She joined Fish & Richardson as a summer associate in 2001, and then joined the firm full time.

Practicing IP law, Lavoie said she enjoys “seeing the most cutting-edge biopharma and biotech breakthroughs on a daily basis, representing clients who are working on life-altering and life-saving medicines, and helping them succeed.”

Please see Minnesota Lawyer for Dr. Lavoie’s full profile.