Katharine Wolanyk is a Managing Director at Burford, where she leads the Chicago office as well as Burford’s IP business.
Ms. Wolanyk’s career spans the business, legal and engineering arenas, with a particular focus in intellectual property. She has been named a World’s Leading IP Strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) multiple times. Prior to joining Burford, she was President, Chief Legal Officer and a Board member of Soverain Software, an enterprise software company whose patent portfolio has been licensed extensively in the software and Internet retailing industries.
Ms. Wolanyk also was intellectual property counsel to a publicly traded IT solutions firm, General Counsel of a managed hosting provider, Senior Vice President of corporate development at a publicly traded enterprise software company, a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, and a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.