March 31, 2016
Fish & Richardson Welcomes 2023 Fall Associate Class
Fish & Richardson is pleased to welcome its 2023 fall associate class. The 13 recent law school graduates all have past experience as summer associates at Fish and all are joining the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
“We are delighted to welcome this year’s cohort of fall associates, each of whom has a technical background and exceptional talent,” said John C. Adkisson, president and CEO of Fish. “As former summer associates who are already acquainted with ‘the Fish way,’ this group is poised to dive in headfirst to support client success.”
“This year’s class of associates has an impressive array of backgrounds and accomplishments,” said Global Head of Litigation Corrin Drakulich. “Collectively, this group speaks six languages in addition to English and has backgrounds in six different technical disciplines; five held judicial extern or internships and 12 served as a law review editor or staff writer. We’re thrilled to welcome them and look forward to their contributions to our frim and culture.”
Kevin Collareno graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. A mechanical engineer with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Kevin has worked in a variety of roles in development, manufacturing, and testing in the aerospace and transportation industries. Kevin is a trained commercial pilot and a certified flight instructor.
Tae (Peter) Hong graduated from Duke University School of Law, where he was staff editor for the Duke Law & Technology Review. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul and on-the-ground experience as a co-founder and patent holder of a renewable energy startup.
Nicholas (Nicky) Wang graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law and was a staff editor for the SMU Law Review Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and is comfortable working with technologies related to hazard analysis and risk assessment, safety systems, transmission software, powertrain controls, fuel economy, emissions, diagnostics, and neural networks.
Josie Little graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where she was executive editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law and an associate editor of the Journal of Law and Innovation. She holds both a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree from The University of Chicago in chemistry. During her graduate studies and internship, she gained experience working with technologies such as chemosensors, machine learning, and small-molecule drugs.
Susmitha Sayana has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in applied mathematics engineering and computer science, as well as a familiarity with a wide variety of technologies. She is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden and has experience in legal research related to copyright and trademark ventures.
Hui Kwon Yang graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree from Villanova University in electrical engineering. Hui Kwon has an extensive engineering background that spans technologies from power systems and electric machinery to renewable energy systems.
Ethan Kovar attended Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief for the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review. With a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Ethan worked as a chemical engineer and account manager for a multinational oil and gas company prior to law school. He is fluent in a broad range of downstream technologies.
Cameron Miller graduated from Washington University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Journal of Law & Policy. He has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and has worked closely with a variety of processes, reactors, and bioseparations and bioprocesses.
Jessica Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and has familiarity working with pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, and other technologies. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and served as article editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
Caroline (Gracie) Koonce is a graduate of Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where she served as alumni & sponsorship editor and staff writer for the Pepperdine Law Review. She has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Westminster College and served as a judicial intern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Payal Patel earned her law degree from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, where she was a member of the George Mason Law Review. She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from George Mason. During her undergraduate studies, she served as an extern at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Damien Thomas graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he worked on the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and experience with a wide range of software and manufacturing technologies.
Elizabeth Vista is a graduate of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she served as an online editor and staff writer for the Villanova Law Review. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame, she is well versed in mobile and web application development. (Elizabeth has departed Fish to pursue a clerkship opportunity.)
These individuals will be law clerks until they are sworn into their respective bars.
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