Irina Oberman Khagi began her career at the Boston-based law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, where she practiced in the area of intellectual property and commercial litigation. Following a move to North Carolina, she practiced at the Raleigh-based law firm Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP where she focused on transactional matters and advised clients on a wide range of commercial transactions, corporate and intellectual property matters. In that role, she advised clients on a variety of transactional matters and research-related agreements, including sponsored research, clinical trial, material transfer and confidentiality agreements, and also assisted with negotiation of partnering arrangements related to intellectual property assets, including licensing arrangements, collaborations and asset acquisitions.
Ms. Oberman Khagi is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Prior to beginning her career in private practice, she clerked for Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado.