Bradley is pleased to announce that Stephanie D. Scruggs and Jessica L. Zurlo have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as attorneys in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Scruggs and Ms. Zurlo most recently were with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, where Ms. Scruggs served as managing partner of the firm’s D.C. office and head of the firm’s D.C. Intellectual Property Section.
“We are pleased to welcome Stephanie and Jessica to Bradley and our team in Washington,” said Bradley Washington, D.C., Office Managing Partner Douglas L. Patin. “Our clients will greatly benefit from Stephanie’s extensive experience in all aspects of IP law and her technical background in chemical and related industries. Jessica also helps us expand our IP team focused on servicing our clients in and around the D.C. area.”
Ms. Scruggs represents U.S. and foreign-based clients in a wide range of industries including the chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, electrical and mechanical industries. Her litigation experience includes asserting IP rights and defending against allegations of infringement in federal district court and before the International Trade Commission. Ms. Scruggs also appears before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Federal Circuit on behalf of her clients. Her practice also includes building, maintaining and enforcing clients’ IP portfolios through procurement, licensing, and IP transfers, as well as conducting infringement, validity and enforceability analyses.
Prior to practicing law, she consulted Fortune 500 companies in project system capital effectiveness and project feasibility evaluations in the pharmaceuticals, chemicals, consumer products, petroleum and heavy industrial arenas. She also conducted biological warfare agent and biosensor research with the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Scruggs received her J.D. (cum laude) from the George Mason University School of Law and her Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.
As an associate, Ms. Zurlo’s practice is focused on patent law and competitive practices litigation. Ms. Zurlo advises clients ranging from small start-ups to large public companies, as well as research and educational institutions, in a wide spectrum of technologies, including in the chemical, biochemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and mechanical fields. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and assists foreign and domestic clients in patent preparation, prosecution, opinion work, and enforcement.
Ms. Zurlo received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.