Jones Day welcomes Lily Zhang to San Diego Office as partner in Intellectual Property Practice

Lily Zhang has joined the Firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. She will be based in the San Diego Office.

Ms. Zhang is a strategic counselor in a complex arena where biotechnology and computer science overlap.  She develops patent portfolios for clients conducting R&D in artificial intelligence and machine learning, structural biology, drug discovery, cybersecurity and cryptography, medical technologies, network hardware and software, and electronic payment systems.

"Lily is a skilled lawyer and a dedicated professional whom we believe will be an outstanding addition to our team here in California," said Karen P. Hewitt, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's California Region. "Jones Day continues to attract some of the top emerging legal talent in our profession and I am delighted to welcome Lily aboard as the newest partner at our Firm."

At Jones Day, Ms. Zhang joins a team of more than 200 professionals worldwide who enforce and defend patents and build IP portfolios. Jones Day is one of the few global law firms with a full-service Intellectual Property Practice, including the litigation of complex multijurisdictional disputes across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

"Lily's focus on the intersection of biotechnology and computer science is an important area of growth for us," said Anthony M. Insogna, Practice Leader of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice. "She has deep experience and knowledge that will benefit our clients across industries, especially in California."

Ms. Zhang was honored by Best Lawyers of America as a lawyer to watch in patent law (2023) and was named a "Woman of Influence in Technology" in San Diego (2021) by the San Diego Business Journal, which also selected her for its list of “Next Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40” (2020).

"Lily has quickly established a reputation in the San Diego legal and business communities as one of the rising stars in patent law and life sciences artificial intelligence," said Steven N. Geise, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's San Diego Office. "She is a skilled IP counselor and patent portfolio advisor whose experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients worldwide. I am delighted that Lily has chosen to join Jones Day and pleased to welcome her to our team in San Diego."

Ms. Zhang earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from U.C. Berkeley, and her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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