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James J. Mullen III

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

James Mullen brings a unique scientific background to his legal practice. He has a doctorate in biomedical sciences and worked in various laboratories prior to law school. He is the founder of his firm’s Antibody Patent Group and leads the San Diego office Patent Group. He is also an adjunct professor for the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

ALMA MATER: University of California, San Diego, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, University of California Hastings

BUCKET LIST: Visit the Ethiopian rift valley.

FUN FACT: I marry people.

BUSINESS ADVICE: Under promise and over deliver.