What are your key roles and responsibilities in your current positions? What do you like most about your job and what do you find most challenging? 

In addition to maintaining a legal practice in the private sector, I manage the firm’s business together with our Executive Committee and Chairman. My legal practice focuses on the representation of life science clients in the areas of patent protection (e.g., portfolio analyses) and enforcement (e.g., litigation). As Managing Partner, I am responsible for many of the daily activities of the firm, including the firm’s professional committees.


List or describe the top 5+ professional skills that are crucial to your role. 

  1. Written communication skills
  2. Verbal communication skills
  3. Mentoring abilities
  4. The ability to identify and digest an issue
  5. Critical thinking

How did your time at Yale shape your career trajectory? For example, what skills and/or experiences did you acquire that have contributed to your career success? 

My training at Yale taught me to think outside of the box and identify the next challenge before it became apparent. That training has served me extremely well throughout my career.


What were the biggest challenges that you faced when transitioning to different workplaces and cultures? What advice and suggestions can you offer to current students to help them prepare for those challenges?

Fear of failure in career transition was one of the biggest challenges I had to overcome. As I reflect on such a challenge, I realize now that my training and development at Yale prepared me for such transitions. Appreciating and taking advantage of all that Yale has to offer as a graduate student will pave the way for a wealth of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
Work Experience
  • Managing Partner
  • Haug Partners LLP
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