Mintz is pleased to share that Member Terri Shieh-Newton, PhD, has been selected as one of the 2020 “100 Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times for her positive impact on the legal and life sciences industries, as well as her community. In connection with this achievement, Dr. Shieh-Newton was featured in a special edition published by the San Francisco Business Times on May 29, and will be honored at a recognition event on October 9.
Dr. Shieh-Newton is a nationally recognized intellectual property attorney and a leading woman in the life sciences industry. With over 20 years of experience, she plays a strategic role for her clients as she guides their patent strategy, portfolio management and investments. Trained as an immunologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she earned a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Dr. Shieh-Newton works with companies of all sizes in a wide range of life sciences and clean technology industries. She also manages and conducts due diligence for companies and investors. She is known for her creative, business-savvy solutions and collaborative work style.
Dr. Shieh Newton is also recognized for her longstanding commitment to promoting women and diversity in the legal profession demonstrated through her leadership roles at Mintz and within life sciences organizations in the Bay Area. At Mintz, she serves as Co-Chair of MIATTY, the firm’s affinity group for minority attorneys and senior professionals, and is on the firm’s Diversity Committee. She launched Mintz’s now-annual Bay Area Diversity event, which brings together a diverse group of accomplished women across industry sectors for a panel discussion on various topics. Additionally, Dr. Shieh Newton sits on the Steering Committee of Mintz’s Women’s Initiative, which drives numerous professional, networking, and social events aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of the firm’s female attorneys.
In her “Influential Women” profile, Dr. Shieh Newton discussed her biggest accomplishment, biggest setback, inspirational mentor, and most passionate cause—“diversity, equal representation and promotion of diverse groups of people.”
View the full list of honorees here.