Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP, USA
David C. Kiernan, M.D., J.D. is a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP. He has nearly thirty years of experience litigating a wide variety of intellectual property, product liability and commercial cases in state and federal courts. Mr. Kiernan is also a co-founder and director of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a La Jolla, California company that utilizes synthetic biology to develop sustainable solutions in the pharmaceutical, food and energy fields.
He received his B.A. in chemistry, magna cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. and M.D. at Duke’s School of Law and School of Medicine. He undertook a year of general surgery training at Georgetown Hospital before joining Williams & Connolly in 1986.