Notable Intellectual Property Lawyer Lisa Hillman Joins Lathrop GPM LLP


Hillman Brings Two Decades of IP Law, Patent and Technical Experience in Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Health Care Industries to Lathrop GPM’s Clients

BOSTON (March 27, 2023)Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased to share that Lisa Hillman, Ph.D., has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner. Hillman, former patent law counsel at an Am Law 10 firm, brings over 20 years of IP experience to the firm’s Boston office.

“Lisa is an exceptional addition to our team, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the firm,” said Kate Tompkins, leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Her technical and legal expertise will be a strategic advantage for our clients in the life science, biotechnology and health care industries.”

With more than two decades of experience in intellectual property law, Hillman's practice encompasses domestic and foreign patent procurement. She also provides strategic patent counseling including patent portfolio management, patent validity opinions, infringement opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, and due diligence reviews.

“IP and Life Sciences are critical to our firm's strategic plan. We are committed to expanding these areas,” said Cameron Garrison, managing partner of Lathrop GPM. “Lisa further strengthens the firm’s capabilities for our IP and patent clients across the country and especially in the Boston and Cambridge areas where there are more than 1,000 biotech companies in Kendall Square and Longwood alone. We look forward to continuing to serve these and other clients from our Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC offices which house several dozen IP professionals and continue to grow.”

Hillman has broad technical experience in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, fermentation technologies, human gene therapy, human and veterinary diagnostics, proteomics, siRNA technologies, antibody technologies, CRISPR technologies, CAR T-cell technologies, liposomes, biosensors, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, tissue scaffolds, agriculture, orthobiologics, medical devices, immunotherapy, pharmaceuticals, and food processing technologies. She represents small and large biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic companies, as well as university clients and startups.

“I am excited to join Lathrop GPM’s distinguished IP team and look forward to helping our clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of intellectual property law,” said Hillman. “Lathrop GPM’s innovative pricing capabilities and commitment to client service made it the perfect fit for my practice.”

Hillman earned her J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, her Ph.D. in Food Science and Human Nutrition with an emphasis in Molecular Biology and Food Microbiology from the University of Florida, and her B.S. in Microbiology & Public Health and Cellular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She has served as Vice Chair of Women in Bio’s Boston chapter since 2019 and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers™ Rising Star.