STEPHEN ABREU focuses on structuring and negotiating complex intellectual property and commercial transactions for life sciences companies, including strategic collaborations, cross-border transactions, and co-development, license and manufacturing agreements. Stephen leverages both his graduate training as a molecular biologist and his experience leading monoclonal antibody research and development programs in advising his clients on their transactional and business matters. Stephen brings a creative and thoughtful approach to addressing the needs of his clients.
Stephen has extensive expertise in university transactions gained while working for the University of California, San Francisco as the Industry Contracts Manager for the Diabetes Center and the Immune Tolerance Network. In that capacity, Stephen was responsible for managing all industry relations between these departments and companies operating in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and digital health space.
In 2015, Stephen was selected as a member of the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers and in 2016, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named him in its annual “40 under 40” list. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis Martin Luther King Jr. School of Law.
Admissions & Certifications
- University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), J.D., 2007
- University of California, Santa Cruz, M.S. in Molecular Biology, 2003
- University of California, Santa Cruz, B.S. in Biochemistry, 1999