Advitam IP, LLC is excited to welcome Natalie Elizaroff as an associate with the firm! Natalie has been a law clerk with Advitam for over two and a half years and has done tremendous work during her time here.
Before joining Advitam, Natalie had an incredibly robust and diverse background involved in the biomedical profession. While in college at Loyola University Chicago, Natalie fostered her interest in IP and majored in molecular biology, focusing her studies on biochemistry, molecular pathogenesis, neurobiology, quantitative analysis, political theory, and molecular genetics. Over the course of her undergraduate studies, Natalie valued how developments in each area of study were worthy of proprietary protection.
Natalie went on to work at the NorthShore University Health System microbiology department where she had the opportunity to work alongside Richard B. Thomson, Jr., Ph.D., the recipient of the 2017 Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology. Natalie credits her attention to detail, logical reasoning skills, and patience to the time she spent analyzing gram stains under Dr. Thompson’s tutelage. Following her time at NorthShore’s microbiology department, Natalie spent two years with Parad Law Offices, a boutique personal injury (PI) firm, where she learned to effectively and creatively draft compelling motions and memoranda to assist attorneys in obtaining judgments in favor of their clients.
Natalie’s passion for the legal field grew and pushed her to pursue law school. Natalie received her J.D. with distinction (Cum Laude) from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law along with a certificate in Intellectual Property. During law school, Natalie was a very active and involved individual. She held multiple executive positions, including President of the Video Game Law Society, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. Natalie was invited to participate on Law Review and then went on to serve as Candidacy Editor for the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) during her 3L year. During her law career, Natalie was nominated for the award of excellence for outstanding achievement, achieved Dean’s list multiple semesters, received the Chancellor’s Student Service Award, and won the Summer 2020 Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition.
Since graduating and successfully passing the bar on her first try, Natalie has remained active in the legal community by publishing monthly articles with the CBA’s @theBar Blog, participating in the Richard Linn Inn of Court, and organizing panels as the CBA’s Creative Acts Committee Vice Chair.
Michele S. Katz and Richard Gurak, founding partners of Advitam IP, are incredibly proud of Natalie’s accomplishments to date and believe that she has a very bright future ahead of her.
Welcome Natalie to the Advitam family!