Elizabeth J. Hecht is an Assistant General Counsel in the Global Patents department of GlaxoSmithKline where she has practiced for over 20 years. Before her current position, Elizabeth was an associate at the Washington, DC office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, an intellectual property firm. Before that, Elizabeth served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. Elizabeth earned her J.D. in 1993 from American University, Washington College of Law, and her B.A. in biology from the University of Colorado/Boulder in 1990. Elizabeth is admitted to the bar of Pennsylvania, and she is a registered attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.