Neda A. Sharifi, Ph.D. is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice is focused on corporate and securities laws matters, including mergers and acquisitions and securities law compliance counseling. She also handles a wide variety of commercial contracts, including technology related agreements. Dr. Sharifi is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices.
Dr. Sharifi has advised inventors on protection and management of intellectual property rights. She has prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications. Her experience has also included providing scientific advice to international and national corporations.
Prior to joining Foley, Dr. Sharifi served as a registered patent agent to a large corporate law firm.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Sharifi has authored several published peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a book chapter. Her publications include:
Dr. Sharifi is also a regular speaker, having presented at several national and international conferences regarding research findings in gene regulation.
Dr. Sharifi has been listed among the “Who’s Who in the World,” “Who’s Who in America,” and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.”
Dr. Sharifi earned her juris doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude), and completed her doctoral degree in human genetics and molecular biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Ph.D.).
Dr. Sharifi earned her bachelor’s degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Sharifi is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is also admitted to practice law in Florida.
Dr. Sharifi is fluent in Farsi.