Jennifer A. Tegfeldt, JD '85
UNH School of Law Board of Trustees
Jennifer A. Tegfeldt has focused her practice in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, transactions and business development, most recently as the director of business initiatives and strategy in the Corporate Development group of Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA. Genzyme Corporation was acquired by Sanofi-Aventis in April, 2011.
During Jennifer’s more than 16-year tenure at Genzyme, she was deployed to meet the legal and transactional needs of various business areas of the company, including corporate science, renal, endocrine, immune mediated diseases, transplant, lysosomal storage diseases and rare genetic diseases, and early-stage initiatives involving such platforms as gene therapy, protein and small molecule therapies, and diagnostics. She often focused on technology evaluations, early-stage science collaborations, portfolio development, licensing, alliance management, and acquisitions.
Jennifer is presently an independent consultant. She received her JD from UNH Law (then Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 1985, and she was the second alumnus to serve as law clerk to a circuit judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jennifer was appointed law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman from 1985-1987. In 2008, she was among the inaugural class to receive the honored Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) designation by the Licensing Executives Society, and in 2011, her certification was renewed.
Before joining Genzyme in 1994, Jennifer practiced law with Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Davis.
Jennifer has been very active in such organizations as the Federal Circuit Bar Association, American Bar Association, including gaining Delegate status in the ABA’s House of Delegates for the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, Giles S. Rich Inn, the Boston IP Inn, the Licensing Executives Society, and the AIPLA, where she is a current member of the Amicus Committee. Jennifer has also been recently appointed as Chair of the AdvisoryCouncil to the Franklin Pierce Center for IP. Jennifer is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property, licensing and collaboration issues for legal and business conferences, and he has been a featured lecturer for the Annual Advanced Licensing Institute, formerly sponsored by UNH Law.