Ward and Smith, P.A.
Shawna serves as outside patent counsel to pharmaceutical and biotechnology management teams and universities where she engages in the formulation and implementation of global patent strategies. In addition, she assists clients with intellectual property due diligence, partnering negotiations and trademark protection. She has co-authored publications in scientific journals and speaks to various audiences regarding patent law topics. Prior to her legal career, Shawna worked in pharmaceutical market development at Merck & Co., Inc.