SunLaw: Orange County

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SunLaw: Orange County Founding Team


Dianne Burkhard

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Dianne is an experienced corporate attorney with expertise in patent and trademark law, and IP-related transactions. Having worked in the sectors of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, material science, design software, information technology, and industrial products, she enjoys developing legal strategies that help global companies acquire IP assets and achieve business objectives in alignment with governmental regulations and R&D. Originally from the east coast, Dianne was a scientist with DuPont prior to holding legal positions with Zeneca/Syngenta Crop Protection, W.L. Gore & Assoc., and currently, with Glidewell Laboratories, in Orange County, CA.

Tatiana Kim

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Tatiana is a corporate counsel specializing in intellectual property. She received legal education in 3 countries (Russia, Hungary, and the U.S.) and is qualified to practice law in California and Russia. Tatiana started her legal career at White & Case LLP and has subsequently acquired diverse in-house experience working for a joint venture between Russian and Chinese petrochemical corporations (Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant), an international carbon nanotubes manufacturer (OCSiAl), and, currently, an online video streaming service (Fandor). In her free time, Tatiana enjoys traveling, hiking, and enjoying South California beaches with her family. 

Melissa Nunez

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Melissa is Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, supporting Johnson & Johnson’s surgical vision business.  Melissa began her career as a typical corporate, SEC and M&A attorney but quickly realized that her passion was working with business people help them think through issues strategically and then watch them succeed.  As an in-house attorney, she works with all areas of the business and never quite knows what the day will bring.  In her free time, Melissa loves to spend time with her husband and three kids, listen to politics podcasts, practice yoga and attempt to meet her 50 book per year goal. 


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