Bill holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Biotechnology from Rutgers University. Since completing his graduate work, he has gained significant experience in patent law by working first with WARF and then with a Biotech startup in Cambridge, MA. He is a second year law student with special interests in intellectual property and business law.
Nate graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, with a double major in Accounting and Economics and is a third-year law student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is interested in corporate and securities practice areas and worked as a summer associate for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nate's other interests include skiing, golf, and teaching whitewater kayaking.
Kristen graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana with a double major in French and Communication. Prior to law school, she taught English to French high school students in Strasbourg, France. She is currently a third-year law student at University of Wisconsin Madison. Kristen’s legal experience includes interning for Justice David T. Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and working as a summer associate for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her legal interests include securities and business law. In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading, spinning, boating, and spending time with her family.
Matt Leffler was born and raised in Racine, WI. He graduated with a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Prior to law school, he owned an open space management company.
Israel has spent the last two years gaining great experience in the criminal law field working for the Wisconsin Innocence Project and the State Public Defender’s Office. After starting a successful non-profit organization called the Chins Up Foundation, his interest has turned to business law and corporate law. Israel obtained his undergraduate degree from Concordia University-St. Paul, where he was a scholarship football player. He is from Milwaukee, WI and went to Oak Creek High School. In his free time, he likes to lift weights and play just about every sport there is.
Tim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Molecular Biology. He is a second year law student with interests in both the legal and business aspects of early and mid-stage growth companies. Prior to coming to law school, Tim worked in many industries including biotech, wholesale/distribution, and human services. He has served as a consultant on several “turn-around” projects, and has successfully acquired, and later divested, two distressed companies.
Brittany graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology as well as a Certificate in Business. During her time as an undergraduate student she completed research in the fields of neuroendocrinology, ethnobotany and primate behavior. She is currently a third year law student and is also completing her masters in Bacteriology. In addition, she is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Brittany is the current Student Bar Association President and is also involved in the Intellectual Property Student Organization at the law school. In her free time, she likes to play soccer, read, and play nerdy board games with her friends.
Alex graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Alex is a third-year law student with an interest in intellectual property law. As an undergraduate, Alex gained engineering experience in the fields of healthcare devices, appliances, and lighting. In his free time, Alex enjoys golfing, basketball, and boating.
I had a LLB degree in law from East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. I am a second year graduate student majoring in international economic law in ECUPL. In the meantime, I am in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School for a one-year LLM degree. I am a licensed lawyer in China.
Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy. Following graduation, Andy obtained his CPA license and worked in public accounting for three years as a corporate auditor in the financial services industry. He is currently a third year law student with legal interests in taxation and business law. In his free time, Andy enjoys hunting, fishing and football.
Maciej “Matt” graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in History. He is a third year law student at Wisconsin with an interest in transactional law. He is a member of the Business and Tax Law Association. Matt is also interned in-house at Bemis Company, Inc., at at Weather Central, LP in Madison, where he assists in day-to-day corporate legal work. In his free time, Matt enjoys cooking, music, and sports.
Ryan hails from the Milwaukee area. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in finance and management. Ryan is currently a third year law student focusing on business law. Prior to law school he worked for a consulting firm, evaluating healthcare plan performance for various Wisconsin businesses. In his free time he enjoys golfing and cheering for the Badgers.
Qianyu "Yanni" graduated from Centre College, Kentucky, with a double major in Mathematics and Economics, and a minor in Computer Science. She also has a Master Degree in Economics from University of Virginia. She is a third year law student with an interest in IP, taxation, and business law. She is bilingual in Chinese and English. In her free time, she likes to read, walk, and play board games with her friends.
Sarah is a patent attorney with her JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is licensed to practice in Wisconsin. She has her BS with comprehensive honors from UW-Madison in Molecular Biology and History of Science, as well as a certificate in European Studies. She is interested in eventually doing patent litigation, pursuing socially conscious business law, or public interest work. Basically she is interested in finding the best way to help the most people, but in the meantime is immensely enjoying helping people with patent and non-profit issues at the clinic. She is also a private bar attorney with the public defender's office to sharpen litigation skills and to help satisfy passion for public service.