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Cassie J. Edgar Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLCFebruary 1, 2018

MVS is excited to announce that Cassie J. Edgar is joining the firm as a member, effective February 1, 2018. Cassie will be heading up an initiative at the firm to develop a Regulatory practice group. The group, led by Cassie will help MVS clients obtain approvals through federal agencies such as the FDA, USDA, and EPA, for product development and commercialization. Cassie is a registered patent attorney and has a nationwide reputation as a leader in managing regulatory issues in the areas of biotechnology and bioengineering including gene editing and CRISPRs from plants to animals, across agricultural and pharmaceutical applications.

Cassie is a creative connector; integrating people, science and legal solutions to drive business growth. She is a scientist and an attorney with over a decade of legal experience in intellectual property; regulatory law; licensing and corporate law, as well as intellectual property (IP) due diligence.

“The MVS team is very excited to welcome Cassie and utilize her expertise to offer a broader range of services to our technology clients. MVS intends to offer cradle to grave experience in all facets of IP protection for our clients, from patent protection, to licensing, to commercial regulatory approval and to enforcement and litigation.” – Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member at MVS.

Cassie is able to advise clients on matters from initial discovery through post-product launch including intellectual property, communications, crisis management, compliance, stewardship, regulatory data package generation, lobbying, and obtaining regulatory permits and approvals with USDA, FDA, EPA and other global agencies.

Prior to joining MVS, Cassie was the Chief IP & Regulatory Officer for Genus, PLC. Cassie joined Genus in September 2014 from Pioneer DuPont, where she served for 14 years in research, legal, and management roles, including IP Counsel, Sr. Regulatory Counsel, and Director in the Agricultural Biotechnology group. She is an active speaker on gene editing IP and regulatory issues, is an active member of BIO IowaBIO, and is a mentor for the Iowa Agritech Accelerator in Des Moines.

Cassie completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, adding academic training to the global business perspective she brings to MVS, having served as in-house counsel for U.S. and U.K. publicly traded companies. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University, an M.S. in Crop Science with an emphasis on Biomathematics from North Carolina State University, and she obtained her law degree from Drake University.

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is Iowa’s oldest and largest boutique IP firm, helping clients protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and litigation, both domestically and internationally. MVS has lawyers skilled in all areas of technology including chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy science as well mechanical, electrical, computer, industrial and aerospace engineering.Many attorneys with the firm have advanced degrees in science in addition to their law degree.


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