SILICON VALLEY, CA—Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Dahna Pasternak has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as of counsel in its Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice Group. Her arrival follows directly on the heels of Foley’s addition of nine attorneys across its Northern California offices last month.
Pasternak joins Foley with more than 25 years of intellectual property experience in all areas of life science patent prosecution, including reexaminations, portfolio management and advice, due diligence reviews, infringement opinions, validity opinions and freedom to operate analyses. Her clients include biotech companies, universities and pharmaceutical corporations. Pasternak has created significant patent portfolios for her clients, including in the areas of gene therapy, immunology and imaging. She also provides strategic counseling to allow her clients to navigate the competitive patent landscape in the U.S. and internationally.
In 2012, Pasternak established Pasternak Patent Law, a boutique firm in Palo Alto, California, providing patent prosecution services in biotechnology, including molecular biology, immunology, genetics and gene therapy, vaccines and cancer therapies. Prior to that, Pasternak was a partner at Robins & Pasternak LLP, and previously, was an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP.