Kae Gruner is Associate General Counsel for Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC in Alpharetta, Georgia. In this role, Kae provides counsel to Acella and its affiliates on intellectual property, pharmaceutical manufacturing, marketing, & distribution, regulatory matters, and commercial contracts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hiram College in Ohio, graduating with honors and joining Phi Beta Kappa. She then graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with her Juris Doctor and LL.M. in intellectual property. Kae’s legal career also includes positions as an Associate Patent Attorney with Pearne & Gordon LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as IP Licensing Associate in the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University in Atlanta. Kae is also an author and educator for small business owners through her company Start Up Heart Up, LLC.