Maggie Shafmaster

Trustee

Maggie is an intellectual property attorney who practiced exclusively for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  She holds a BA in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Virology from the Sloan-Kettering Division of Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and a J.D. summa cum laude from New York Law School.  After spending 8 years at a boutique intellectual property firm in New York City, Maggie moved to Cambridge, MA to become an “in house” lawyer for Genzyme Corp., a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in developing treatments for unmet medical needs.  Maggie spent 14 years at Genzyme in roles of increasing responsibility culminating with her position as Sr. Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel.  When  Genzyme was acquired by the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, Maggie moved to its vaccine division, Sanofi Pasteur, as Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel.  Upon her retirement from the corporate world, Maggie continued to provide strategic intellectual property and business advice as an independent consultant.

 

Maggie lives between Woodstock, VT and Singer Island, FL.  In both locations, she spends most of her days at the barn riding her two horses, Oliver and Novi.  She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, traveling, and reading.

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