Alumni Spotlight

Mike Young, '87

Mike Young

"I will always be indebted to the Law School. I have a career that brings me great joy, and I do not take it for granted. This career would not have been possible without the education and training I received, and the contacts I made while at the Law School."

  Mike Young

Mike Young,  '87, holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University, as well as a J.D. from IU School of Law-Indianapolis. Following graduation from Purdue, he worked as a research chemist in the field of Medical Diagnostics and in the field of Pharmaceuticals. He began his career as a lawyer in 1988 at the Indianapolis Law Firm of Baker & Daniels  (now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP), where he practiced law in both the Environmental and Intellectual Property Law fields. He then joined Boehringer Mannheim in 1990 as Assistant Patent Counsel, and after the acquisition of Boehringer Mannheim by Roche, became Chief Patent Counsel in 1998. In 2006, he was promoted to Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. He has been honored as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the field of IP law from 2005 – 2009. He has also served as Chairman of the IP section of the Indiana State Bar Association.  “I will always be indebted to the Law School.  I have a career that brings me great joy, and I do not take it for granted.  This career would not have been possible without the education and training I received, and the contacts I made while at the Law School.”