Nada Jain, PHD, is an investor in early stage companies, and an intellectual property lawyer, practicing in the technical fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, agriculture and food. Nada practiced in several prestigious law firms prior to founding her own firm in 2002. She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 1996, and clerked for Honorable Lawrence M. McKenna of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Previously she had a successful career in the sciences. She was a faculty member in the Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding, School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Belgrade (19841987). She holds the following technical degrees and training: B.S. Agricultural Engineering (1982), Belgrade University, Yugoslavia; M.S. Genetics and Plant Breeding, Belgrade University, Yugoslavia (1986); Ph.D. Plant Science and Technology (emphasis on Molecular Biology), Rutgers University, New Jersey (1991); and Post Doctoral Fellowship, Cell Biology and Immunology, Department of Immunology, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (19901993). Nada has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors.