Michelle Rhyu

Partner
Cooley LLP

Dr. Michelle S. Rhyu is a partner in Cooley's Intellectual Property group in the Litigation department. She has litigated high stakes disputes in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and biotechnology industries in her two decades of practice.

Dr. Rhyu received her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School, and earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco. Her graduate work elucidating asymmetric cell division in drosophila neurogenesis was featured on the cover of the journal Cell. She served as a law clerk for Judge James Ware in the Northern District of California and as an intern for Judge Paul Michel at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.