MBBP is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys, Maura Malone, David Fazzolare and Scott Bleier who have joined the firm as associates. Maura concentrates her practice in labor and employment law. Prior to joining Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, she worked for Malone Law LLC and served as a pro-tempore administrative law judge for the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, where she adjudicated unemployment benefits hearings.
David is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on the strategic development of worldwide intellectual property portfolios, with a particular focus on preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has experience performing intellectual property due diligence, including prior art searching, and patentability, freedom-to-operate, and non-infringement analyses. Prior to joining MBBP, David worked as a patent attorney and associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and as a patent agent at Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Scott is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses in the areas of general corporate and securities law with a special emphasis on private securities offerings, venture capital transactions, private equity financings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate representation of emerging growth companies ranging from start-ups to publicly held entities.
His experience includes representation of entrepreneurs and companies in the IT services, Internet and software fields in both domestic and international transactions. Prior to joining MBBP, he served as an associate in the corporate practice group at DLA Piper LLP (US) and in the business practice group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP.