Dr. Jekkie Kim, Amy Speros, and Susan Tull have been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal's 2022 Women Worth Watching in STEM list. The award honors the achievements of high-performing women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and other STEM fields who demonstrate a commitment to advancing gender diversity in their profession.
Dr. Kim, a partner in Latham’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice in the Latham Silicon Valley office, draws on her background as a medical doctor and has developed a particular focus on digital health, food technology, and cross-border transactions that involve markets such as China. She is an advisor to the Stanford University SPARK Program that allows Stanford students and professors to generate drug and diagnostic proofs-of-concept for potential commercialization, using academic approaches combined with industry standards. Dr. Kim also maintains an active pro bono practice, helping clients protect and leverage their intellectual property rights.
Speros, corporate counsel in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice in Latham’s San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices, advises clients on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters in industries overseen by the Food and Drug Administration and other federal health agencies, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and tobacco industries. She is also a former long-time member of Latham’s Global Training and Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee. As part of her pro bono practice, Sepros has advised non-profits on employment and compliance matters and represented veterans in association with the National Veterans Legal Services Program.
Tull, trial & litigation counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in the Latham Washington, D.C. office, represents clients across a range of technologies in all phases and forums of litigation. She participates in and manages every aspect of patent litigation, including examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses, developing litigation strategies, taking complex discovery, working with technical and damages experts, and drafting and arguing motions. Tull frequently advises on pro bono matters and is currently an adjunct professor of Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution at George Mason University School of Law.