Biotechnology and IP Lawyer Jennifer Camacho Joins Proskauer Rose as Partner in Boston

BOSTON– LAWFUEL – Law Firm Announcements –Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 750 lawyers worldwide, announced that Jennifer A. Camacho, an experienced biotechnology and intellectual property lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in Boston.

Ms. Camacho joins Proskauer from Codon Devices, Inc., an international biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was Chief Patent Counsel and Vice President of Intellectual Property. Ms. Camacho will be a key member of the firm’s Patent Law and Life Sciences practice groups.

“Jennifer’s broad experience both as a lawyer and an important contributor to the strategic direction of one of New England’s cutting-edge biotechnology companies will be invaluable to us as we continue to expand our nationwide intellectual property capabilities,” said Steven M. Ellis, partner and head of Proskauer’s Boston office. “She brings to the table deep, real-company experience that will be a highly-leveragable asset to our rapidly-growing life sciences client base.”

At Codon Devices, a leading company in the emerging field of synthetic biology, Ms. Camacho was responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the company’s intellectual property portfolio. In addition, Ms. Camacho worked closely with the company’s research and development group, structuring third-party collaborative relationships and providing intellectual property guidance in connection with the company’s product development initiatives across a wide variety of market applications. As a member of Codon Devices’ executive management team, Ms. Camacho also provided cross-functional, hands-on general counsel throughout the organization.

Prior to joining Codon, Ms. Camacho was an associate in Proskauer’s Patent Practice Group. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.S. in Cell and Structural Biology from the University of Illinois. In addition, she served as a research assistant in molecular biology and genetic engineering at Harvard University and the University of Illinois.

Ms. Camacho is the latest addition to Proskauer’s Boston office, which was recently named the area’s fastest-growing law firm office by Boston Business Journal for the third consecutive year. The firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group works with companies and organizations at all stages, with a client roster that includes venture-backed companies and top universities in addition to many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and healthcare services companies. The firm’s Patent Practice Group forms a significant part of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and includes over 60 lawyers who specialize in patent and technology-related litigation, patent counseling, licensing and technology transfer, and patent procurement.

About Proskauer Rose

Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in Boca Raton, Boston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, São Paulo, and Washington, D.C. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, corporate governance matters, conducting internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, insurance, internet, lodging and gaming, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.

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