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PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2012) – Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel continues to build on the strength of its Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology practices with the addition of Carly A. Shanahan, Ph.D.

Dr. Shanahan received her B.S. summa cum laude in chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in chemistry, with a focus in organic chemistry and chemical biology, from Yale University. She was awarded the David L. Stern Scholarship in Chemistry for outstanding academic performance by UNC-Chapel Hill and was also the recipient of the Distinguished Chemistry Fellowship, awarded by Yale University.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Dr. Shanahan was a researcher and teaching fellow at Yale University. She is experienced in the areas of organic synthesis, nucleic acid chemistry, analytical chemistry, RNA and protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbiology. Her research has led to publications in prominent scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Biochemistry, and has also been awarded at international scientific research conferences.

“We are fortunate to have secured the talent of Carly to our team,” said Weihong Hsing, Ph.D., J.D., of the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology group. “Alongside the current team members, Dr. Shanahan will play an important role in our pharmaceutical and biotech practices. Carly’s expertise in organic chemistry and biotechnology will serve our clients’ growing needs well.”

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. Our attorneys provide strategic advice concerning litigation, licensing, and counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, and internet issues domestically and internationally. We have experience across the sciences, in technology, and in branding, ranging from semiconductors and computer software to household products and toys.

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