Foley Hoag Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in New York with Addition of Jenny Shum as Counsel

November 3, 2020

Jenny Shum has joined Foley Hoag LLP as counsel in the Intellectual Property Department and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice. She is resident in the firm’s New York office.

Dr. Shum focuses on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, biometrics and data privacy, and high technology matters. She represents multinational pharmaceutical and technology clients in high-stakes litigations and international arbitrations involving patent infringement, Hatch-Waxman/ANDA, and licensing and contract issues.

"We are very enthusiastic about Jenny's arrival," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Kenneth Leonetti. "With her deep-rooted science and technology background, Jenny will be able to advise our clients on these issues at the most impactful levels."

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Dr. Shum was senior counsel in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and East Asian Studies from the University at Albany, SUNY; a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) from Albany Medical College; and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. Dr. Shum has also conducted scientific research domestically, as well as internationally at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

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