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Sheila Niaz

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My name is Sheila Niaz, and I am a developer, runner, and patent attorney. I presently serve as a board member of the ChIPs Twin Cities Chapter Advisory Board, chair of Women in Intellectual Property Law of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, and chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter. 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 semifinalist in the AIPLA Giles Rich Patent Moot Court competition, and a recipient of the Minnesota Justice Foundation award for volunteer work. 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, and founder of the Running Club. I enjoy reading, rock climbing, boxing, and running in my spare time. I have completed nine marathons – the 2015 Grandma’s Marathon; 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Twin Cities Marathon; the 2017 Chicago Marathon; the 2018 New York City Marathon – and am currently training 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 - June 2022
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Attorney

Greenberg Traurig

June 2022 - 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.” – Anonymous 

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