Steve Morrissett joined SomaLogic in December 2011 as chief legal counsel. Prior to joining SomaLogic, Steve was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, where he concentrated on intellectual property litigation. He has litigated patent, trademark, trade secret, and antitrust cases, advising clients on litigation strategies, contract negotiations, and other technology-related legal matters. His litigations have included electronic, computer, and medical device technologies. Steve has handled all phases of trials and appeals before state and federal courts and has taken many cases to jury or bench trials. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing complex technology-related litigations.
Before joining Finnegan, Steve served as a trial attorney with a business litigation firm in oil and gas, real estate, and business litigations. Steve also gained extensive jury trial experience as a district attorney, supervising a criminal prosecution office, presenting cases to grand juries, and trying major felonies. He obtained additional experience as a trial attorney in civil and criminal cases and supervising attorney with the Utah Attorney General. During his public service, Steve assisted in preparing state and federal legislation and testified before state legislative committees on issues including computer crimes and Internet jurisdiction.
Steve received his bachelor’s in physics from Pomona College, and his J.D. from Hastings College of Law, University of California.