Nov 2, 2016

SGR Partner Katharine Rowe Named Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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ATLANTA (November 2, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Katharine Rowe has been named Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Ms. Rowe is also a member of the Whitney Research Village/Housing Committee.

As Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Rowe assists the Chair in implementing the initiatives of the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees. In addition, she helps identify potential new board members and engages in fundraising efforts to support the Whitney Lab’s goals.

Ms. Rowe is the section head of the Jacksonville office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm’s Entertainment, Arts & Sports Practice.

About The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Founded in 1974, the Whitney Lab is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human health, natural resources, and the environment. Led by Director Mark Q. Martindale, Ph.D. who specializes in the evolutionary development of marine organisms, the laboratory is made up of nine faculty-led research laboratories with more than 70 researchers and staff. An important part of the lab’s mission is to train future experimental biologists through its graduate, postdoctoral and summer National Science Foundation sponsored undergraduate internship program. The laboratory provides a marine animal focused K-12 STEM outreach program and a public lecture series, with the goal of increasing community engagement in lifelong learning and marine science. Visit for more information.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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