Shilpi Banerjee, PhD, JD

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Pictured: Shilpi Banerjee

Shilpi Banerjee, PhD, JD, serves as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and she directs the Office of Technology Development’s Intellectual Property unit.

Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2013, Shilpi served as Counsel and Chair, Research and Education Practice Group, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked since 2009. Her responsibilities included counseling the Clinic’s technology commercialization and corporate venturing arm, supervising and collaborating with outside counsel in intellectual property matters, and advising on, negotiating, and drafting contracts, including patent license agreements and sponsored research agreements. Previously, Shilpi was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in its New York City office (2006-2009) and at Ropes and Gray LLP (formerly Fish & Neave) in Palo Alto and New York (2002-2006).

Shilpi received her JD degree from Stanford Law School in 2002 and her PhD in 1993 from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology of Tufts University School of Medicine. Her scientific experience includes serving as a Research Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University, and as a Research Fellow, Muscular Dystrophy Association fellowship grantee, in the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology, where her research focused on molecular and developmental neuroscience.