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Micah Onixt, JD, MBA
Managing Director
General Counsel

Mr. Onixt brings approximately 15 years of life sciences work experience to LifeTech Research and its affiliate companies. Most recently, he was a partner in the Chicago office at DLA Piper LLP US and a recipient of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” award from the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. During his twelve year tenure at DLA Piper, his practice consisted of representing both institutional investment funds, and private and public life sciences companies in the areas of corporate securities, technology transfer (product licensing, M&A), and intellectual property management. He has negotiated dozens of partnerships; and drafted and prosecuted patents, copyrights, and trade secrets within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device spaces.

Mr. Onixt is a current member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He maintains an adjunct professorship in technology transactions at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Onixt received his M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 2007, J.D. from Loyola University in 1998, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan (English, ‘94) and University of Illinois at Chicago (Cellular Biology, ‘95). He is currently completing his M.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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