Dr. Jae Hong Lee is a physician and an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster's San Diego office. He has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutritional supplement, and aviation industries in a broad range of matters, including product liability litigation, patent litigation, FDA regulatory issues, advertising disputes, patent prosecution, and patent interference. Dr. Lee offers his clients a unique background with training and experience in medicine, law, public health, regulatory affairs, health policy, quantitative analysis, clinical research, basic science research, and biophysics. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and a Barrister in the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court. He has been recognized as a "recommended" U.S. attorney in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability by Legal 500 US.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dr. Lee was a regulatory research consultant at Genentech, Inc. (2003 - 2005). He has served as the senior medical policy analyst for the National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families (now the National Research Center for Women & Families) (2001 - 2002) and as a clinical research fellow at the UCLA Health Sciences Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1995 - 2000). From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Lee completed a surgical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has published articles in peer-reviewed medical, scientific, and law journals, as well as The Baltimore Sun. Dr. Lee has a California State medical license and is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Lee received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2005 where he was an Annual Review Advisor (2004-2005), Article Editor (2003-2004), and Member (2002-2003) for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He was a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly (2002) and Communications Director for the Health and Biotechnology Law Society (2003-2004), where he was also a member from 2002-2003. Dr. Lee received the Grace C. Barbee Fellowship in Law and Medicine (2003-2004) and was a Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (2004-2005).
Dr. Lee received his M.P.H. with a concentration in quantitative methods in 2001 from the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his M.D. in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Lee received an American Heart Association Medical Student Research Fellowship, a National Institute of Mental Health/Measey Foundation Training Grant in Behavioral Neuroscience, and a membership in the Society of Penn Medical Scholars. Dr. Lee received his B.A. in biophysics in 1987 from The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated with departmental honors and recognition on the Dean’s List. He was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society and was a Pennwalt Foundation Scholar.