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To further client goals, Arianne serves as a scientific communicator when the law and biology intersect.

Arianne is a biologist and chemist who has researched, taught, published, spoke, collaborated with startups and provided outreach and professional development in her field. Working closely with legal teams, she serves as a translator and analytical problem solver, particularly in the Healthcare sector.

Attorneys and clients appreciate Arianne’s ability to proactively bridge gaps when the law intersects with issues of immunometabolism and biochemistry. She assists across a wide range of phases and matters, including:

  • Due diligence
  • Discovery
  • Patent infringement
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Commercial litigation
  • Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Abbreviated new drug application (ANDA)

Curious, detail-oriented and able to make technical concepts easily understood, Arianne enjoys working on matters such as bringing a cost-effective generic drug to market or protecting a client’s intellectual property.




  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Biological Sciences, Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
    • Management Certificate Program for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention
    • Ford Fellowship, National Academy of the Sciences
  • B.S., Saint Mary's College
    • magna cum laude
    • Biology major; Chemistry minor

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Chicago Women in IP (CHIWIP), Professional Development Committee, July 2019-present
  • Chicago Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative, Board Member, Executive Board Member, Interim Vice-Chair, 2018-present
  • Collaborated with 10 researchers between academia and biotech startup to determine that serine is required for pro-inflammatory responses.
  • Tested numerous novel and patented compounds in collaboration with biotech startup.
News Releases | October 15, 2021
Husch Blackwell Scores Victory for Sigmapharm in Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Husch Blackwell successfully defended Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC in connection with its application for approval of a generic version of the antidepressant vortioxetine.

Outside the Office

Arianne rock climbs in gyms all around Chicago, but a favorite climbing destination is Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. She also enjoys running marathons, cooking Indian food and crocheting.

Community Leadership
  • True Value Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer Mentor for Science Club, 2016-2017
  • Feminists United, Saint Mary’s College, Founder and President, 2011-2012

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