WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that Mackenzie L. Long has joined the firm as a law clerk. Prior to joining the firm, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati in May of 2015. Mackenzie attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), graduating in May of 2018. While in law school, she was a Senior Articles Editor for IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Mackenzie was also a part of her school’s International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) where she worked with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to develop a patent landscape analysis for Latin America regarding Chagas disease and potential vaccines. Mackenzie sat for the Connecticut Bar Exam in July 2018 and is awaiting admission.
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