Snell & Wilmer Continues San Diego Office Expansion With Addition of Biotech Partner Jaime D. Choi
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SAN DIEGO - Californer -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Jaime D. Choi, Ph.D. has joined as partner in the San Diego office.

"Jaime's high-end skills spanning chemistry, biophysics, and informatics are a welcome addition to our growing life sciences practice in San Diego," said Jeffrey D. Morton, co-chair of the firm's Life Sciences and Medical Technology industry group. "Snell & Wilmer is committed to the growth and expansion of a robust life sciences practice that promotes excellence while maintaining a highly collegial and collaborative atmosphere within the group - Jaime's addition to our group is a key part of this focused expansion," added Morton.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jaime to the San Diego office," said San Diego partner Steffi Gascón Hafen. "Her dedication to the San Diego startup and life sciences communities demonstrates how her values are aligned with ours and she is a strong cultural fit."

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Choi's practice focuses on patenting complex, interdisciplinary technologies and building strategic patent portfolios, with an emphasis on evaluating and mitigating risk from third-party patents. She advises clients in a variety of market sectors, including bioinformatics, medical devices, robotics, microfluidics, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, photonics, advanced imaging, and fabrication of complex materials and devices that use them. She is licensed to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Within the start-up community, Choi has been involved in the University of San Diego and the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, providing innovators with essential information on intellectual property needs. She also has been active in the MIT Enterprise Forum (San Diego) and Athena, a premier women's advocacy organization that fast tracks women in STEM through leadership development. She was recognized in 2020 and 2021 by The Legal 500 United States in the area of patent prosecution.

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For more information about Choi's practice, visit

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 15 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

David McCann

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