Jessica L. Alfano

Associate

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  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2014
  • BS, cum laude, Boston College, 2009
  • BA, Boston College, 2009

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • American Bar Association

Jessica L. Alfano

Associate

Jessica Alfano is an associate in the corporate department and a member of the intellectual property transactions and life sciences groups. She advises a wide range of public and private companies in connection with a variety of corporate and intellectual property matters. She has advised on intellectual property licensing, development and collaboration agreements, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and filings and general corporate matters.

Jessica also advises clients on data privacy and security issues, including developing website privacy policies and internal data privacy and securities practices, implementing privacy by design programs and complying with data privacy laws and regulations.

During law school, Jessica advised clients as a student attorney in Boston College Law School’s Community Enterprise Clinic and served as executive note editor for the school’s Environmental Affairs Law Review. Jessica was also a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum and the Business and Law Society.

Experience

  • Represented Genocea Biosciences, Inc. in its $51.7 million and $50 million follow-on public offerings.
  • Represented Medtronic, Inc. in its $450 million acquisition of Twelve, Inc., a company developing a transcatheter mitral value replacement device.
  • Represented Mattress Firm Holding Company in its $100 million secondary offering.
  • Developed an internal data privacy and security program and breach response preparedness procedures for a global restaurant chain.
  • Represented a large biotech company in a broad-based research collaboration and commercialization agreement with a university in the gene therapy and gene editing fields.

Publications

  • Co-author, “Copyright Makes Varsity,” Intellectual Property Magazine (May 2017)
  • “Can We (Anti)Trust LEED?: An Analysis of the Antitrust Implications for the Green Building Movement,” 41 B. C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 427 (2014)
  • “Gaps in the Endangered Species Act: The Plight of the Florida Panther,” 40 B. C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 335 (2013)