Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Attorney is Steering Committee Chair of New Women In Bio Chicago Chapter

November 9, 2010

Women in BioLi-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D. was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, “Local Women's Biotech Group Chapter is Launched.” Dr. Rin-Laures was instrumental in establishing the Chicago Chapter of Women In Bio (WIB), a nationally recognized non-profit organization committed to bringing women in the life science industry together to support each other. The Chicago chapter is the first chapter of Women In Bio in the Midwest. The organization was a good fit for Rin-Laures, who has a medical degree and focuses her intellectual property practice on commercially significant therapeutic products.

Dr. Rin-Laures and other founding members worked to bring together a broad cross-section of women from the local bioscience community at the chapter’s inaugural event. Attendees included women from research institutions, global life science companies, entrepreneurial companies, investors and other professionals committed to the bioscience industry. As Chair of the Steering Committee, Dr. Rin-Laures introduced the new WIB-Chicago Chapter and its committees. The evening culminated with a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Neena Schwartz, Professor Emefritus at Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz energized the audience by emphasizing the importance of women working together to advance their careers and to achieve their full potential for innovation, excellence, and leadership in their chosen fields, whether research or industry. Upcoming programming events for WIB-Chicago include panels of experienced women speaking about investment funding and building intellectual property assets.

Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP, sponsor of the WIB-Chicago inaugural event, has “ One of the best biotechnology practices in the country” according to Chambers & Partners and was recently named a Top Tier Illinois Intellectual Property Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

Above photograph credit © Marina Makropoulos