Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Strategic and results-driven professional, business counselor, and legal advisor with sophisticated in-house and private practice experience in the financial, technology and pharmaceutical sectors, with deep knowledge and skills in: Complex Contracting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Master Services, Strategic Alliance, Vendor Agreements Procurement and Commercial Contracts Licensing, Data and Technology Transfer Intellectual Property Prosecution, Portfolio Management, and Litigation Risk Management and Training Corporate Policy Design, Implementation, and Compliance

  • Self-motivated
  • Risk management processes and analysis
Work History
Staff Attorney (Director equivalent), 06/2010 to Present
San Francisco GoodwillBurlingame, CA,
  • Provide high-level counsel for US headquarters and 15 international offices (one of two attorneys).
  • Negotiate and draft all types of licenses and agreements to support preclinical and clinical research, development, manufacturing, supply, data collection, and related business functions for microbicide and reproductive health technologies.
  • Developed modular services agreement for vendors, procurement and strategic partnerships significantly accelerating contract execution and fulfillment.
  • Lead attorney for HIV product development work supported by $20 million grant over 5 years.
  • Primary counsel for software and app development for collection of data on vulnerable populations focusing on data sharing, liability and privacy concerns.
  • Achieved 40% reduction in costs associated with global patent portfolio filing and maintenance strategy in first six months of service; advise Patent Committee and manage outside counsel.
  • Create and implement policies for child protection, fraud/anti-corruption practices, social media.
  • Manage outside counsel on regulatory and employment issues; subpoenas, pre-litigation and judicial proceedings.
  • Key member of Board of Trustees-created Enterprise Risk Management Committee, manage and mitigate legal, compliance and regulatory risk.
  • Prepare responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; advise on sharing of research data, ethics and privacy.
  • Achieved over 33% savings through re-negotiation of a clinical trial agreement.
  • Ensured 50% of royalties from sale of successful prostate cancer drug properly transferred to Research Fellow's heirs in Egypt.
Director/Associate Director of Licensing, 04/2007 to 05/2010
San Francisco GoodwillBayview, ID,
  • Negotiated and drafted complex B2B licensing and IP/IT agreements for financial data and software products, including distribution arrangements.
  • Advised business units and sales teams; supported product acquisition and divestiture.
  • Improved sales team licensing negotiation playbook/business guidelines enabling better risk controls and more flexibility for business teams; shorten negotiation to execution time.
  • Modernized and improved negotiation and intake policies; streamlined workflow process for US and international sales offices, including electronic signature procedures.
  • Mentored legal and non-legal staff in drafting and negotiation.
Associate, 08/2002 to 03/2007
Powley Gibson, P.CCity, STATE,
  • Provided patent, trademark, and copyright clearance, prosecution, litigation, and related business counsel for a wide variety of corporate and non-profit clients in the art, entertainment, software, publishing, and fashion sectors.
  • Advised sculptor and atelier on maintenance of collection, sales and loan agreements, and provenance issues.
Associate, 10/2000 to 08/2002
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & ScintoCity, STATE,
  • Specialized in complex patent litigation and prosecution for corporate clients, including Pfizer, Canon, Wyeth and AstraZeneca.
Real World Risks in Human Participant Studies" presented to Population Council country directors, July 2017 Enterprise Risk Management" presented to Population Council staff and trustees, September 2015 Enhancing Human Subject Protections" presented at One Council Scientific Conference, April 2013 Role of Product Development Partnerships" presented to Executive Team, April Meeting 2013 Early Stage Development Deals" presented at Licensing Executives Society, Spring Meeting 2012 Contract Building Blocks: Solutions, Tips and Tools" presented at Council Headquarters September 2010 and available to worldwide offices remotely and via video
J.D: , Expected in May 2000
Seton Hall University School of Law - ,
Dean's Scholarship Director of Staffing and Symposia, Seton Hall Legislative Journal *Quarter Finalist, Ronald D. Riccio Moot Court Competition
M.S: Ecology & Evolution, Expected in May 1997
Rutgers Graduate School and Rutgers College - ,
Ecology & Evolution
B.A: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Art History, Expected in May 1994
Columbia University - ,
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Art History Dean's List
CERC Certificate in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability: , Expected in June 2010
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USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, #51856 October 2002 Admitted to the bars of: The States of New York and New Jersey; U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; California Registered In-House Counsel eligible
art, attorney, B2B, cancer, clinical research, clients, data collection, drafting, fashion, filing, financial, international sales, IP, legal, litigation, Director, negotiation, Enterprise, policies, procurement, product development, profit, Research, Risk Management, sales, sculptor, Staffing, strategy, strategic, workflow
Additional Information
  • USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, #51856 October 2002 Admitted to the bars of: The States of New York and New Jersey; U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; California Registered In-House Counsel eligible
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & INTERESTS Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs) Member Turtle Bay CSA Core Member Institutional Review Board Member for Institute for Family Health, NYC PAWS Volunteer Dog Walker Central Park Zoo Docent Day Captain Echo Bonaire Market Research/Office Volunteer

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