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The Team

Experienced, Award-winning Academics


Colleen Chien

Professor of Law

Colleen Chien is Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law where she teaches, mentors students, and leads multi-disciplinary teams to conduct empirical research on patents, intellectual property, and the criminal justice system. From 2013-2015, she served in the Obama White House as the Senior Advisor on Intellectual Property and Innovation to the Chief Technology Officer, working on a broad range of patent, copyright, technology transfer, open innovation, and other issues. Professor Chien is internationally known for her research and writing on domestic and international patent law and policy issues.  Professor Chien received her J.D. Berkeley Law and her B.S. from Stanford University.  For additional details:


Jillian Grennan

Associate Professor of Finance and Law

Jillian Grennan is an Associate Professor of Finance and Law at Santa Clara University, a scholar in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California’s Haas School of Business (Berkeley).  Professor Grennan is known for her award-winning research on corporate culture and its role in organizational value creation.  Professor Grennan received her Ph.D. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from Wellesley College.  Grennan was previously on the faculty at Duke University, and prior to academia, she worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the World Trade Organization, and KPMG.  For additional details:

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