Jun 14, 2024

Smith Gambrell Russell Elects Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black and Moritz Masberg to the Firm’s Partnership

ATLANTA (June 14, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black and Moritz Masberg to its partnership, effective June 10, 2024.

“We congratulate Judy and Moritz and welcome them to the Firm’s partnership,” said Stephen M. Forte, SGR’s managing partner and chair of the executive committee. “Each has built an extensive practice and their dedication to their clients in their respective areas of practice sets them apart. We look forward to their continued success.”

Dr. Jarecki-Black is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice and leads the firm’s biotech and chemical patent team in the Firm’s Atlanta office. She has over twenty years of experience in both private and corporate practice, and previously served as the Global Head of IP for a major life sciences company.  In addition to her law degree, she received her undergraduate degree in biology, her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology & Pathobiology, and an M.D. She was recently named to the “IAM Patent 1000” List of World’s Leading Patent Professionals of 2024.

Mr. Masberg is a Partner in the Corporate Practice in the Firm’s New York office. He represents European clients in corporate and commercial law matters, with a particular focus on setting up U.S. subsidiaries and transatlantic joint ventures. He specializes in assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entering the U.S. market, providing targeted advice to a wide variety of businesses, including those in the automotive, machinery, fashion, food and beverages, logistics, chemical, healthcare, cosmetics, software, and defense industries. In addition to his law degree, he holds a master’s degree in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and is admitted to practice law in both New York and Germany.

About Smith Gambrell Russell
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 nearly 350 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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