Life Sciences-Focused IP Partner Joins BakerHostetler in Washington

Toni-Junell Herbert and her team advise clients through every stage of IP development, including auditing, due diligence and litigation

Press Releases / April 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 29, 2019 — BakerHostetler announced today that Toni-Junell Herbert has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property Group, resident in its Washington, D.C., office. Herbert was most recently a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

She joins the firm with a team consisting of a counsel and a patent agent with whom she has worked for years on a wide variety of IP matters. With a focus on chemical and life sciences clients, Herbert and her team cover the full gamut of IP work, from identifying patentable inventions and developing IP protection strategies to defending her clients’ most important assets in court.

Herbert also handles IP auditing, due diligence and other transactional matters for corporations as well as investment banking entities and venture capital groups. Keeping an eye toward her clients’ overall business objectives, Herbert has acted as a virtual general counsel for companies of all sizes through every stage of IP development.

“Clients choose BakerHostetler because our attorneys are not only well-versed in the law, but can also speak their language on technical issues,” said Mark Tidman, chair of BakerHostetler’s national Intellectual Property Group. “We’re thrilled to add Toni and her team’s impressive science and legal skills set to further our group’s ability to work efficiently and strategically for our clients.”

“This firm has an excellent reputation not only for high-quality work, but also for having a collegial environment that encourages attorneys to work together and to think outside the box,” Herbert said. “I look forward to being a part of BakerHostetler’s deep bench and extensive platform, and to continue providing our clients with the highest level of service possible.”

Herbert received her B.A. from the University of Colorado and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Additionally, she worked as a biochemistry researcher for six years at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

BakerHostetler’s Intellectual Property Group helps secure and deploy IP assets for clients across the U.S. and around the world. With more than 170 attorneys across the country, many who have worked as engineers and in-house patent, trademark, and copyright counsel, BakerHostetler is equipped to handle any type of IP matter, no matter how technical or complex.


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