Vicki provides practical, strategic legal advice to Global Innovation Institute personnel managing technology portfolios in the medical device, health science, and patient care delivery fields.  She drafts and negotiates a wide variety of licenses and technology‑related agreements to facilitate collaborations with other institutions and companies.  A registered patent attorney, Vicki manages HSS’ global patent portfolio and educates researchers and other HSS personnel regarding intellectual property matters. 

Vicki joined HSS from the New York Genome Center, a non-profit research institution that integrates sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management where she was Senior Counsel.  Earlier in her career, Vicki practiced in the intellectual property law departments of several large law firms and Fortune 500 companies.  A former university researcher, Vicki became interested in patents and intellectual property after inventing improvements to various assays and devices.