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Brenda H Jarrell

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Brenda Jarrell is highly respected for her IP practice and regularly advises clients on portfolio management issues. She offers substantial experience acting for leading life sciences companies.
"She is an absolute pleasure to work with and provides a tremendous level of customer service."
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Brenda Jarrell of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP operates a respected patent disputes and prosecution practice, counting major pharmaceutical corporations and other life sciences sector companies among her clients.
"Brenda is incredibly clever and well thought of in the life sciences area. She provides an exemplary level of customer service."
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Dr. Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, chair of Choate’s Life Sciences Group, is described by clients as an IP lawyer with keen business savvy. Her extensive technical credentials make her well-versed in a wide variety of technologies in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical industries. She represents companies and institutions at all stages of the life sciences business lifecycle, as well as those who invest in them, guiding IP protection and competitive positioning strategies, negotiating strategic transactions, and providing creative solutions to IP and technology-related challenges. Throughout her career, Brenda has advised multiple clients from Series A through their eventual IPOs.

As one of the foremost respected IP strategists in the country, Brenda is routinely awarded the recognition of “Attorney of the Year” by several respected rankings providers across a variety of categories.

Some of her clients include Adimab, Aleta Biotherapeutics, Angion Biomedica Corp., Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Atlas Venture, Base Genomic, Biogen, BioNTech, Casma Therapeutics, Celsius Therapeutics, Eirion Therapeutics, FogPharma, FORMA Therapeutics, Gilead, Ginkgo BioWorks, Kernal Biologics, LogicBio Therapeutics, Mereo BioPharma, Olema Pharmaceuticals, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, ReNetX Bio, Scipher Medicine Corporation, STIMIT Corporation, Syros Pharmaceuticals, Third Rock Ventures, WAVE Life Sciences, and Venrock.

Brenda is a member of Choate’s Executive Committee.

Professional Memberships

Board of Advisors of the American Repertory Theater;

Former Area I Coordinator for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, United States Eventing Association

Awards

Boston "Lawyer of the Year" for Biotechnology Law by Best Lawyers (2016 and 2019)

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“Attorney of the Year - Patent Strategy & Management - Massachusetts” by LMG Life Sciences (2016 and 2017)

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Patent Expert Guide (2015 and 2017)

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Who's Who Legal's List of Top Life Sciences Transactional Attorneys (2017)

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Intellectual Property Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (2016)

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“Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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Best Lawyers in America (2014-2022)

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The Legal 500 (2014-2020)

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A World’s Leading Patent Practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 (2014-2020)

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Managing Intellectual Property as an "IP Star" and "Top 250 Women in IP" Nationwide (2014-2020)

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“Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation

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Massachusetts Super Lawyers

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Education

Harvard Law School

JD, cum laude

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University of California at San Francisco

PhD

0 - 1993

Harvard University

MA, magna cum laude

0 - 1988

Harvard University

AB, magna cum laude

0 - 1988

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