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Kim R. Jessum, Esq.


SOC Chair 2023 - 2025

SOC Chair 2023 - 2025

Kim Jessum is Chief IP Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and Secretary at Heraeus Incorporated in Yardley, Pennsylvania and VP, Legal at Heraeus Medevio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Heraeus is a Fortune Global 500 portfolio company specializing in precious metals, materials, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as quartz glass and specialty light sources.  Kim is responsible for providing intellectual property and general legal advice for various business units in the United States and worldwide. She received her bachelors degree in chemical engineering and applied science from Lehigh University and her masters degree in biopharmaceuticals from the University of Pennsylvania. Kim was awarded her law degree and Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Illinois and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  

Kim has been an active member of the ABA for many years starting with the Young Lawyers Division and then taking positions in various sections, task forces, and committees over many years.  She is currently Chair of the ABA Section Officer Conference and recently served as the Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section 2021-22.  Kim also holds leadership positions in the Section of Litigation and TIPS.  Outside of the ABA, she is active in her local chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the board of her local elementary school.