Senior Partner, Intellectual Property
Leda joined Flagship in 2015 as partner, intellectual property. In this role, she helps formulate and manage the intellectual property strategy for Flagship’s innovations and provides counsel across the portfolio.
Previously, Leda was chief patent counsel for Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in the analysis and design of complex pharmaceutical products, where she led the company’s patent strategy to protect its technology and products, and to clear the way for successful product launches through patent enforcement and litigation.
Prior to joining Momenta, she was assistant general counsel for intellectual property at Biogen Idec. She started her law career as an associate at Fish & Richardson PC, a global law firm specializing in intellectual property. Leda received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and has a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Northwestern University Medical School, where her research focused on motor proteins that drive intracellular transport. She was also a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Suzanne Pfeffer, Ph.D. at Stanford University’s Biochemistry Department, focusing on Rab proteins involved in membrane traffic in human cells.
Leda was selected by SuperLawyers as a “Massachusetts Rising Star” in 2005 and 2006 and was recognized in 2015 and 2016 as a “Corporate IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.