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CNSE Vice President for Policy and Regulatory Affairs; CNSE Senior Legal Advisor for Externally Sponsored Programs; FRMC General Counsel; Director, CNSE Office for Technology Innovation and Commercialization
Read Brenda Birken's Nanotechnology Now Article: Problem Recognition in Legal Analyses Involving Nanotechnology
Honen & Wood, P.C., Albany, NY, 2001-2005 Partner, 2004-05
Private practice in Michigan and New York, 1995-2001
B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1990
Juris Doctor, Michigan State University College of Law, 1994
Admitted to Michigan Bar, 1994
Admitted to New York Bar, 1998
Advisory Board, Albany Law School Center for Law & Innovation
Alliance of Technology and Women: Board of Directors, Secretary
New York State Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Corporate transactional work, including contract drafting and negotiation, joint ventures, stock and asset acquisitions
Intellectual property and licensing
Venture capital and equity-based finance
Banking, creditors' rights, corporate workouts and reorganizations, and corporate bankruptcy
Technology-related legal experience:
Nanoparticles and fluorescent nanoparticles
Membraneless and related fuel-cells
Biomedical sterilizationDrug synthesis
Recombinant human protein
High-performance computing systems
Wireless, storage and sensor networking
Lectures related to legal issues:
"(Nano)Technology: Legal Issues and Joint Ventures"
"Raising Angel and Venture Capital Investment for Emerging Growth Companies"
"Forming and Operating Corporations and Limited Liability Companies"
"Advising Small Business Start-Ups and Larger Companies"
"What You Need To Know About Doing Business In New York"
"Loan Workout and Collateral Liquidation in New York"
"Creditor's Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy"
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