Barney Cassidy, J.D.
General Counsel & Secretary
Barney Cassidy, our General Counsel & Secretary and the executive sponsor of our LGBTQ group, joined Juno in January 2014. Barney previously served as General Counsel at Tessera Technologies, Inc. as well as President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp, and was General Counsel at Tumbleweed Communications Corp. He practiced law at both Skadden, Arps and at Wilson, Sonsini, where on a pro bono basis he led the medical and mental health elements of a class action on behalf of Pelican Bay State Prison inmates that successfully challenged the constitutionality of prison conditions in the landmark case of Madrid v. Gomez, 889 F.Supp. 1146 (N.D. Cal. 1996). He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was the Book Review and Commentary Editor of the Harvard Law Review and research assistant to Professor Arthur R. Miller, focused on Federal Practice and Procedure. After law school Barney clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has testified twice before Congress on patent policy and is frequently invited to speak about the perspective of inventors within our innovation economy.