Three Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Selected by SDBJ As 2023 Leaders of Influence in Life Sciences

By: Snell & Wilmer
SAN DIEGO - July 24, 2023 - PRLog -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that San Diego attorneys April Wurster, Sarah Hibbard, and Jaime D. Choi, Ph.D. have been selected by San Diego Business Journal as 2023 Leaders of Influence in Life Sciences. According to the publication, this list recognizes the top leaders of influence in life science in San Diego by acknowledging their contributions and commitment in the business community.

Wurster is an intellectual property partner who helps clients navigate complex issues related to law and technology. Her day-to-day practice focuses on protecting intellectual property and life sciences transactions across a diverse range of industries, including cell and gene therapies, diagnostic tests, and medical devices. She uses cross-functional knowledge and experience to build a thorough understanding of a company's business, employees, products, customers, and competitors to provide strategic guidance. To learn more about Wurster's practice, visit

Hibbard is a corporate attorney and former in-house general counsel for a San Diego-based biotechnology company operating in the oncology space. She counsels life sciences and technology companies from formation through growth and exit, serving as a strategic advisor in the journey from research and development to commercial success. Hibbard draws on stealth start-up to multibillion-dollar company insights to serve clients, blending legal strategy, and planning with practical solutions. As a deal-maker, she represented companies on financings, licensing and tech transfers; collaborations; sponsored research and clinical research; and commercial transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. To learn more about Hibbard's practice, visit

Choi is an intellectual property partner whose practice focuses on patenting complex, interdisciplinary technologies and building strategic patent portfolios, with an emphasis on evaluating and mitigating risk from third-party patents. She advises clients in a variety of market sectors, including bioinformatics, medical devices, robotics, microfluidics, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, photonics, advanced imaging, and fabrication of complex materials and devices that use them. To learn more about Choi's practice, visit

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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