Zainab helps our clients safeguard their intellectual property through handcrafted legal strategies that provide the protection they need to keep moving their businesses forward.
The journey that led Zainab to Foundry tells of her unique background, her intellectual curiosity and her zeal for hands-on collaboration. While studying chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, Zainab travelled to the Arctic Circle to study organic carbon deposits in melting permafrost. It was in that icy landscape, holed up in a radioactive lab, that she recognized that her true professional calling involved a great deal more human interaction.
Today, as a member of the Foundry team, Zainab thrives on the opportunity to work side by side with innovative companies to protect and leverage their intellectual assets. Between its uniquely hands-on approach and its creative client base, Foundry has been the ideal setting for Zainab to dive into the rewarding work that inspired her to pursue this area of law.
Zainab went on to earn her law degree from Seattle University, and spent a year in Dubai handling real estate litigation and commercial arbitration during the construction market crash in the Gulf region. While she enjoyed commercial law, Zainab identified intellectual property as a practice that would allow her to integrate her legal skills with her longtime interest in science.
Beyond science and intellectual property law, Zainab’s interests include cooking, playing squash and following the intrigues of Frank Underwood and Olivia Pope. She is currently working on reducing her coffee intake… with mixed results.
“A Primer on Privacy: How Changes to Privacy Laws on a Global Level may Affect Businesses in the U.S.”, NWLawyer (October 2016)