Laura Avena is a Technical Advisor in the Intellectual Property Practice of the firm's New York office. Her technical experience is in general chemistry and physics.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Ms. Avena was a paralegal at an intellectual property law firm. Prior to entering the legal industry Ms. Avena was a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research was mainly focused on developing inorganic materials for redox-flow battery applications. In addition to her primary research, Ms. Avena has extensive experience in synthesis and characterization of small organic and organometallic molecules. She also has several years of experience as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses of general and inorganic chemistry.