Alumni Profile: Teresa MacLean

Teresa graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology. Currently, MacLean is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California. Her practice focuses on the litigation of intellectual property disputes and complex commercial matters. She has litigated cases involving a range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologic drug products, communications, and other high-tech industries. She is actively involved in pro bono and social justice initiatives, representing clients in asylum, housing, and prisoner civil rights matters.

While at the University of Waterloo, Maclean was active in Chemistry Club, and conducted research in Dr. Thorsten Dieckmann’s laboratory. She received her MSc in Molecular Genetics and her JD from the University of Toronto.