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Warren Co. Schools alumnus mixes chemistry and law to create career
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Justin Hasford, a 1994 graduate of Greenwood High School in Warren County, combined degrees in law and chemistry to become an intellectual property attorney. Hasford is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world’s largest intellectual property law firms.
Hasford’s practice focuses on complex patent litigation at the trial and appellate levels on behalf of innovative pharmaceutical companies, according to Finnegan’s website. He is co-secretary of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemistry and the Law, has co-authored peer-reviewed publications for scientific research, and has frequently spoken on the protection of U.S. intellectual property rights. Hasford has also successfully represented a variety of low-income clients on a pro bono basis. He was selected as a member of the 2015 class of the American Chemical Society’s Fellows, and he and his wife, Sarah Hasford, were co-recipients in 2017 of the ACS’ Howard and Sally Peters Award for non-traditional careers in chemistry. He also was inducted into the Warren County district’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this year.
After graduating from Warren County Schools, Hasford received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and molecular biology in 1998. He graduated with a law degree in 2003 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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