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Christine focuses on counseling life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including start-ups, established companies, venture capital investors, and research and educational institutions.

Christine’s practice focuses on the development, management and protection of intellectual property rights with a particular emphasis in the area of biologics, including antibody-based therapeutics, genetics, including genetic diagnostics, protein-based sensors, immunology, and drug discovery and development.

Christine has assisted clients with the development of strategic patent portfolios as well as due diligence matters, which in certain instances has allowed clients to secure investor funding. Christine has counseled clients by rendering validity, infringement, enforceability and freedom-to-operate opinions, with a client base that includes one of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar biotechnology companies.

Prior to joining the firm Christine monitored pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials for FDA compliance and submitted reports to the FDA at all stages of the approval process.

During law school Christine served a semester as a judicial intern for Hon. David A. Lowy in the Essex Superior Court in Salem, Massachusetts.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts

Education

  • B.A. in Biology, Regis College
  • M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Former co-chair of the Biotechnology Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association