Lisa N. Silverman is an associate in the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster. Her practice focuses on patent law in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and clean technology.
Dr. Silverman received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Chemistry and Political Science from Barnard College, where she did research on synthetic organic chemistry of carbohydrates. She also worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Ronald Breslow at Columbia University, where she studied alpha-helical folding of small peptides. Dr. Silverman obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, where she was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship from 2003-2006. Her doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Steven G. Boxer focused on spectroscopic investigation of charge transfer reactions in organic, organometallic, and biological molecules.
Dr. Silverman received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was on the board of the Stanford BioLaw and Health Policy Society. During the winter of 2010, she was a member of the Organizations and Transactions Group of the Mills Legal Clinic, where she provided governance advice and drafted contract and management materials for Northern California non-profit organizations.