Husch Blackwell welcomes Associates George T. Wu and Rebekah E. Raber to the St. Louis office. Wu joins the firm’s Intellectual Property group, and Raber joins the Corporate group.
Wu previously practiced Intellectual Property law at another AmLaw 200 firm (2011-2012), where he counseled biotech companies and entrepreneurs, drafting patent applications and assisting in litigation matters. Prior to that, Wu provided legal counsel to supplement company Neural Essence in New York (2007-2011). He assisted the company with trademark registration, licensing and patent matters. In addition, he supervised the compliance of company product labels and advertisements in accordance with FDA and FTC rules and regulations. Upon graduating from law school, Wu practiced in the New York office of the AmLaw 200 intellectual property boutique firm Kenyon & Kenyon LLP (2006-2007).
Wu received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University (2007) and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York (2006). He received his M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University (1994), and his B.A. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley (1992).
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Raber interned in the St. Louis office of plastics producer Spartech Corporation (Jan.-July 2012), where she conducted legal research and analysis for the company’s tax department. She also worked as a research assistant for Washington University law professor Hillary Sale (2009-2012), examining various securities and corporate governance topics and providing updates to the 12th edition of the Securities Regulation casebook and the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 editions of Federal Securities Laws, Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms.
Raber received her LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law (2012), where she obtained a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Estate and Gift Taxation. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law (2011), where she was Associate Editor of Washington University Global Studies Law Review and an Honors Scholar. Raber received her B.A, with honors, from Washington University (2007).
Husch Blackwell has more than 80 Intellectual Property attorneys, primarily located in the firm’s Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Louis offices. The group’s legal and technical knowledge guides Husch Blackwell clients in transactions involving intellectual property acquisition, development, maintenance, protection, enforcement and commercialization.
Husch Blackwell’s Corporate attorneys are experienced in all aspects of business planning and problem solving, from the formation and initial financing of a business, to acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and liquidations. They also guide executives and managers in the areas of corporate governance and compliance accountability.