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Sheila Niaz

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My name is Sheila Niaz, and I am a developer, runner, and attorney. I studied Patent and Intellectual Property Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law with the hope of becoming a patent attorney. While in law school, I served as the president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association for both 2018-19 and 2019-20, the editor-in-chief of Vol 11.2 and executive editor of Vol 11.1 of the Cybaris Intellectual Property Law Review, vice president of the Chess Club for both 2018-19, and 2019-20, a student attorney volunteer at the Mitchell Hamline Intellectual Property Clinic, a member of the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna IP American Inns of Court, a volunteer of +150 service hours with the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and competed as a semifinalist in the AIPLA Giles Rich Patent Moot Court competition. While studying Computer Science at the University of St. Thomas as an undergraduate, I served as the Computer Science Club president, president of the Pre-Law Society, founder of the Running Club, and as a Microsoft Senior Student Partner. In my high school years, I served actively in leadership roles, such as the treasurer of Conservation Club, executive officer of the International Club, tutor and mentor for the America Reads organization, and as a four-year volunteer at Ridgeview Medical Center. I enjoy reading, cooking, rock climbing, boxing, swimming, and running in my spare time. I have completed seven marathons – the 2015 Grandma’s Marathon; the 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020 Twin Cities Marathon; the 2017 Chicago Marathon; the 2018 New York City Marathon – and am currently training for the 2021 Twin Cities Marathon to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I am not one to shy away from an adventure; I enjoy the challenges of unfamiliar territory and view each new venture as an opportunity to expand my experiences.

Lobby Receptionist

Ridgeview Medical Center

August 2010 - August 2013
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Senior Relationship Banker

TCF Bank Chanhassen

April 2012 - April 2014
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Branch Supervisor

TCF Bank Excelsior

April 2014 - May 2016
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Legal Intern

GoldenbergLaw

November 2014 - May 2016
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Software Engineer

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

May 2016 - September 2020
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Senior Student Partner

Microsoft

August 2016 - August 2020
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Law Clerk

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner

October 2019 - October 2020
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Legal Extern

Merchant & Gould

December 2019 - May 2020
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Attorney

Merchant & Gould

September 2020 - Current
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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Anna Niaz

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“Thoughts shape reality.” – Dr. Strange 

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. -Aristotle