Jura Christine Zibas is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and a member of the Information Governance Leadership Committee. She has an extensive technology background and focuses her legal practice on intellectual property and related commercial matters. Relying on her scientific and analytical skill sets, Jura assists in solving legal issues that involve intellectual property rights, cybersecurity and complex business disputes.
Jura has broad experience with matters involving the protection, licensing and acquisition of patents, copyrights and trademarks, privacy and data security issues, and technology/software disputes. Trained in chemistry and dentistry, Jura handles various types of complex civil matters that involve a scientific, software or technology component, including the defense of medical institutions, dentists and other medical professionals in malpractice cases. Jura’s work on intellectual property, data privacy and security matters, and civil matters includes the management of clients’ risks and expansion activities. Further leveraging her experience in complex disputes, representation includes, for example, large online retailers in data breach and intellectual property, health care companies in government investigations and regulatory issues, and software developers in breach and fraud. In addition, she has advised on cyber risks in protecting millions of patient health information records and data privacy breach cases for various businesses. When resolving government investigations, Jura assists health care companies and pharmacies with oversight in dealing with federal and state regulations. She represented clients in lengthy corruption and money laundering/wire fraud cases brought by the U.S. Attorney and defended a utility company executive in the bribery of public officials. Jura continues to handle general liability and all civil litigation matters for various types of businesses.
Jura takes an analytical approach in providing her clients with logical solutions to help meet their business challenges and goals. She quickly processes technical and financial data to gain an understanding of her clients’ overall business model as well as the economics behind a particular case. Her science and technology background is of particular value to her clients in the medical, durable medical equipment, health care, construction, manufacturing, computer and engineering fields.