Our Team Members

Olga Schwier, Ph.D.


Olga focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation, relating to chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology products.  She has worked with clients to develop pre-litigation and litigation strategies concerning infringement and validity, and has coordinated discovery.  Olga also has experience in due diligence, patent prosecution, and arbitration.

Prior to joining Green Griffith, Olga was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and an associate at a large international law firm.  She also served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before attending law school, Olga received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She worked for pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the Midwest, and co‐authored several papers in peer reviewed journals.


The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors

Thomas R. Mulroy Prize, Hinton Moot Court competition

University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D. in Chemistry   

Moscow State University, Diploma in Chemistry, cum laude

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