In honor of International Women’s Day, which recognizes women for their achievements around the globe, Law360 asked attorneys to tell us the female lawyers they admire and why.
Natalie S. Watson, McCarter & English LLP
“My contemporary, Leslie Fischer, has been my role model since we attended law school. A senior patent attorney at Novartis and its liaison to the USPTO, Leslie drafts and prosecutes biotechnology and chemical patent applications. She has changed the industry, having led a litigation that altered how the PTO recalculates patent term adjustments. Leslie was also the first woman to co-chair ACI’s Advanced Summit of Life Science Patents conference. She devotes countless hours mentoring women interested in STEM fields, as well as members of the LGBT community, and brings integrity, intelligence and compassion to all she does. She is everything that is right with our profession.”