Adina Mangubat, Shamim Mohandessi, Nabil Abdalla, Gloria Steinberg & Mohamed Khalil
Adina Mangubat | CEO and co-founder | Spiral Genetics
Adina Mangubat is the CEO and co-founder of Spiral Genetics, a leader in population genomics. Spiral Genetics makes software to compare large populations of whole human genomes — ultimately, comparing genomes at scale will power novel discoveries that lead to new diagnostics and drug discovery. She was featured in Forbes 2013 “30 Under 30″ for Science and Healthcare. In 2017, Forbes named her as one of the All-Star Alumni for the 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare. Adina’s passion for world-changing technology, coupled with her adept entrepreneurial focus and clear team development skills have enabled her to bring Spiral’s technology to the forefront of bioinformatics innovation.
Shamim Mohandessi | Attorney, Corporate & Securities | Han Santos
Shamim Mohandessi works within the Han Santos Corporate and Securities Practice Group. His work focuses on emerging growth companies in technology, media, and telecommunications. His clients are generally B2B and enterprise-oriented recurring revenue businesses heavily invested in their intellectual property and in a phase of rapid growth. His clients span wireline and wireless telecommunications companies, software companies in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, healthcare, genomics, and beyond.
Shamim represents clients from formation through venture capital and strategic financings and M&A. He routinely negotiates joint-ventures, strategic partnerships, and other collaborative relationships. Additionally, Shamim has developed and continues to manage innovation strategies for clients looking to accelerate innovation through acquisition.
Prior to joining Han Santos, Shamim was a member of a regional corporate and securities firm where he represented startup companies in their securities offerings and corporate matters.
Shamim entered the legal profession after a brief career as a utility policy analyst for an energy utility. He managed an energy efficiency innovation pipeline and new technology pilot pipeline. Shamim’s first experience with emerging companies was as an early employee of a small advertising startup.
Shamim regularly lectures graduate and undergraduate students on the legal aspects of emerging growth companies at the University of Washington and Seattle University. He also devotes time to several non-profit organizations, addressing needs of the community in the Pacific Northwest.
Nabil Abdalla | Associate Attorney, Cybersecurity & Privacy | Han Santos
Nabil Abdalla is one of the firm’s experts in Open Source matters as well as a cornerstone of the Han Santos Privacy practice. He is also the go-to for writing subject matter patentability opinions in aerospace, mechanical, and software engineering.
Nabil’s practice within Han Santos began preparing and prosecuting patent applications. However, for the past 3 years Nabil has been expanding his focus to include key matters in Privacy and Cybersecurity.
He currently holds both an Associate of ISC2 (CISSP) and CIPP/US certifications. He has performed transactional privacy reviews for large companies, provided cybersecurity and privacy advice, and drafted extensive privacy policies.
Prior to joining Han Santos, Nabil spent more than eight years as an engineer with Boeing. He worked on many programs, the most prominent of which included the 787-8 Dreamliner. He held a key responsibility in developing an empirical analysis method of composite material-systems used on the 787-8 wing-box. He also performed extensive fatigue and damage tolerance analysis on classic Boeing planes, including the 707, 727, 737, and 757.
Nabil’s engineering career started in his native Australia with a combined six-year tenure at Aeronautical Engineers Australia and GKN Engineering Services. Nabil supported flight testing and supplemental type certification of light aircraft modifications, the design and analysis of airframe structure for the Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning II STOVL, wing panel structure for the Airbus A380 aircraft, and meteorological equipment installation for a British Aerospace Bae146-200 aircraft.
This firsthand knowledge of complex aeronautical design coupled with his legal background, positions Nabil well with our clients, both engineers and inventors.
Gloria Steinberg | Associate Attorney, Intellectual Property | Han Santos
Gloria is an Intellectual Property attorney and joined Han Santos in 2017. As the co-chair of the IP Transactions (IPX) practice of the firm, Gloria advises on IP counseling and strategy development, licensing, due diligence, advanced patent prosecution, and various commercial agreements. Her clients include early and mid-stage ventures as well as Fortune 500 companies spanning many technical fields, including: telecommunications, computer software, and biotechnology, among others.
Gloria also chairs and manages the Trademark practice of the firm. As a trusted advisor to a wide array of organizations, she regularly provides global brand counseling and coaches clients on Trademark protection and enforcement. This includes representations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
To further prove herself as a thought leader in the world of IP, Gloria regularly contributes to Intellectual Property resource websites and blogs including Wysebridge and Patently-O. She covers various IP related issues, including Trademark, Patent, and Copyright law. In addition, Gloria has also served as a Writers in Residence Program Director for a non-profit organization for women in the legal profession.
Gloria also engages in speaking events and hosts CLE events, including: Harvesting and Managing Patents for the Tech Sector in 2019 at the American Bar Association; and Tech Summit in 2019 on the Lifecycle of Data-Centric Machine Learning Transactions at the Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Gloria is a military veteran with 10 years of service in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Army, where she earned the rank of Captain.
Mohamed Khalil | General Counsel | Medstreaming, Inc.
Mohamed Khalil is the General Counsel to Medstreaming, Inc., a medical informatics company specializing in workflow productivity technology, registry development, and clinical imaging services. He advises senior management and board of directors on transactions, regulatory compliance, and business strategy. In addition, Mohamed serves as the corporate secretary, VP of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs overseeing the company’s financing, M&A activities and regulatory matters.
Mohamed is a Seattle native and holds degrees from both the University of Washington and Seattle University school of law. Over the past several years, Mohamed has served on the board of the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington as the organization’s legal clinic co-chair. Mohamed is also very active in the middle eastern community having previously served on the Libyan Association of Northwest board, and volunteering for various community-based service organizations.
Prior to graduating law school and kicking off his seven-year tenure at Medstreaming, Mohamed was a law clerk for two greater Seattle area boutique law firms.
Medstreaming is a medical informatics company specializing in workflow productivity technology, registry development, and clinical imaging services. Medstreaming has created specialty-based EMR and PACS systems that efficiently incorporate structured data entry into the workflow process to allow data mining and analytics. M2S, a division of Medstreaming, is a leading provider of web-based registry services for medical societies that allow users to analyze and benchmark their clinical performance to improve healthcare. Together, Medstreaming-M2S provide a comprehensive real-world evidence platform that offers innovative technology and services for healthcare providers, medical societies, and industry partners to improve care, perform research and efficiently evaluate device performance. For more information visit www.medstreaming.com and www.m2s.com.