Multiple Dechert Lawyers Recognized as Women Worth Watching in STEM

June 22, 2020

Four Dechert LLP partners have been recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal in the publication’s Women Worth Watching in STEM Awards, which were established to celebrate women leaders who break barriers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The four Dechert lawyers selected by the publication were:

Andrea L.C. Reid, co-lead of Dechert’s Global Life Sciences practice and member of the firm’s Policy Committee, who counsels established and start-up clients in all sectors of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries on developing intellectual property issues, policies, patent portfolio management and filing strategies at all phases of the business cycle.

Katherine A. Helm, Ph.D., who represents clients in patent litigation and related intellectual property, antitrust, healthcare and international arbitration matters. Her neuroscience background allows her to offer a unique perspective to innovator pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit diligence through trial and appeal and across a wide variety of contentious Patent Office proceedings around the globe.

Rachel Passaretti-Wu, who represents defendants in products liability, mass torts and putative class actions, and dedicates the majority of her practice to representing manufacturers and producers of various products, including in nationwide pharmaceutical and environmental tort litigation. She defends companies as part of a team that serves as national coordinating and trial counsel in large, complex matters and individual cases, and is integral in the formulation of nationwide strategies and coordinates the defense of complex litigations.

Sara B. Roitman is an accomplished product liability litigator who represents manufacturers in high-stakes multi-jurisdictional mass tort cases in federal and state courts around the country. Her experience includes leading complex coordinated proceedings involving thousands of cases, directing global strategy for clients across numerous jurisdictions and co-parties, and arguing key dispositive and evidentiary motions.

Lawyers named to the Women Worth Watching in STEM list were featured by Profiles in Diversity Journal in its Spring 2020 issue.

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