Andrii Yalanskyi /
24 February 2020Tom Phillips

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes US IP head to senior operations role

Norton Rose Fulbright has named Gina Shishima as its new US chief operations partner.

Shishima, a patent and life sciences lawyer, previously served as the firm’s US head of IP for the past four years and also headed up the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

She succeeds Jeff Cody, who last month became the firm’s US managing partner.

Shishima will be the partner responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s non-legal operations, including accounting, human resources, information technology, marketing and practice services.

Cody said: “Gina has excelled at the helm of our world-class IP group. She will bring that same innovative and insightful approach to her new role, enhancing our firm from an operational standpoint.”

Shishima, who has also served on the firm’s US management committee and partner compensation committee since 2016, said: “I am excited to collaborate with Jeff, partners and senior business services leaders in the management of our firm. I look forward to contributing to strategic initiatives that benefit our clients and the people within our organisation.”

Shishima‘s practice covers all aspects of patent law in the life sciences, particularly prosecution, post-grant challenges, litigation and due diligence to a variety of clients, small and large companies, hospitals, and research institutions.

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