Danielle Burns promoted to principal at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in Melbourne
13 July 2021
Danielle Burns has been promoted to principal at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick in Melbourne.
Burns has extensive experience as a scientist and as a patent attorney with expertise in patent strategy, protection and enforcement in the biotech sector. She has a strong understanding of global patent and regulatory exclusivities (including data and market exclusivities) and has facilitated entry of several biopharmaceuticals (including antibodies and antisense molecules), diagnostics, cellular therapeutics and agricultural products (including transgenic plants) to market.
Burns has a diverse client base, working with several local and overseas biotech companies, including small-to-medium entities, big pharmaceutical and generics/biosimilar companies as well as academic institutions to strategically protect their intellectual property and facilitate market entry.
She was promoted to principal at the same time as her colleague, Marine Guillou.
“These two promotions reflect our confidence in the future of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, and continue our development of client-focused talent within the firm,” said Ross McFarlane, managing principal at the firm. “Marine and Dani are both dynamic professionals, and they are a testament to our strong and diverse pipeline of future leaders. We value their outstanding practice management, cross-firm teamwork and professional excellence. I look forward to their contribution to the ongoing success of our firm,” he said.