Biography

Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein as an Associate in 2023, Whitney served as a Summer Associate within the IP Litigation practice after her first and second years of law school.

Whitney focuses her practice on patent litigation within Marshall Gerstein's Biotechnology & Life Sciences practice. She handles matters in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biotechnology, healthcare, and nutrition.

Whitney's hobbies include golfing, photography, studying French language and culture, and international travel.

Representative Experience

  • Chemical structures 
  • Thrombotic disorders
  • Vitamins

Background and Credentials

Whitney received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was awarded the Chancellor's Law Scholarship and her M.S. in finance from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. She received her B.S. in chemistry, magna cum laude, and double minored in sociology & allied sciences at Howard University, where she was awarded the Legacy Scholarship.

After receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Whitney spent a semester abroad in England, studying public health at Oxford University and working as a service-learning intern at the British Heart Foundation in London. She finished her semester abroad at the University of West Indies, Mona School of Nursing in Kingston, Jamaica, where she volunteered and shadowed pharmacists at various clinics. Prior to her senior year, she was a Student Researcher at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, where she conducted research for developing anti-cancer drugs.

Given her background in chemistry, Whitney was a Supplemental Instructor and Tutor at Oakland Community College in Southfield, MI in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and computer information systems before starting law school.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management (M.S.)
    • Finance
  • Howard University (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • Chemistry
    • Minors in Allied Sciences and Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
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