Ms. Gaddis uniquely combines her undergraduate and graduate scientific degrees in biology, her years of research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and her federal district court and appellate judicial clerkships to approach and solve multi-dimensionally complex patent and other intellectual property issues confronted by the firm's pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients. Given her deep and broad spectrum of scientific, industry, and judicial legal experience, Ms. Gaddis is well-armed to handle federal district court and ITC patent litigation, post-grant review proceedings, and patent due diligence and opinion work in all life science fields.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Editor, Seton Hall Circuit Review, Volume 10
  • Villanova University (M.S.)
  • Villanova University (B.S., cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Law clerk to the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Legal Employment

Civil Litigation Clinic, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law
Legal intern

The Johns Hopkins Health System
Law clerk, Legal Department

Publications & Features

  • Federal Preemption of State Fraud-on-the-FDA Statutes
    69 Food and Drug Law Journal 115
    February 2014
  • A novel adipose-specific gene deletion model demonstrates potential pitfalls of existing methods
    Molecular Endocrinology, 27(1):127-34
    S.E. Mullican, T. Tomaru, Christine A. Gaddis, L.C. Peed, A. Sundaram, M.A. Lazar
    January 2013
  • Histone deacetylase 3 is an epigenomic brake in macrophage alternative activation
    Genes and Development, 25(23):2480-8
    S.E. Mullican, Christine A. Gaddis, T. Alenghat, M.G. Nair, P.R. Giacomin, D. Feng, D.J. Steger, J. Schug, D. Artis, M.A. Lazar
    December 2011