- Pharmaceuticals & Pharmaceutical Formulation
- Academic Scholarship Awards for Quinnipiac University School of Law for three academic years
- Academic Tuition and Stipend Scholarship Awards, July 2007-November 2009
- Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 25th International Papillomavirus Conferences, Malmo, Sweden, May 2009
- Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 24th International Papillomavirus Conferences, Beijing, China, November 2007
- Academic Tuition and Stipend Scholarship Awards, July 2003-May 2007
- Academic invitation to present research, with travel award, for 22nd International Papillomavirus Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April-May 2005
- Connecticut Bar, 2013
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Ph.D., Philosophy, Microbiology, 2009
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, M.S., Science, Microbiology, 2007
State University of New York at Geneseo, B.S. Biology 2003
- Teaching Assistant: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis (graduate school) and Dental Virology (dental school)
- Teaching Assistant: Medical Microbiology and Medical Immunology (medical school)
Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D., Esq. concentrates his practice in domestic and foreign patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling in the life science and chemical arts. Nick regularly prepares freedom-to-operate and patentability searches, analysis, and opinions, as well as drafts patent applications and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications. Prior to his outside counsel experience, he was in-house Patent Counsel at a Fortune 100 global technology company.
Prior to the start of Nick’s legal career, he performed biomedical research for over 7 years, where he focused on viral and cancer biology. During his scientific career, he has examined viral tropism, performed epidemiological studies examining microbial infections and cancer, and taught graduate and medical students in numerous areas, including virology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, chemistry, biochemistry, and advanced cell biology, and laboratory theory and techniques.
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2022-present
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018-21
Associate, Locke Lord LLP, 2015-2018
Patent Counsel, General Electric Patent Asset Development Center of Excellence (PAD CoE), 2013-2015
Patent Intern, General Electric Patent Asset Development Center of Excellence (PAD CoE), 2012-2013
New Haven Superior Court T.A.C., Connecticut Judiciary Branch, 2013
Ph.D., Microbiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2009 Dissertation: The role of Epstein-Barr Virus on HPV-dependent cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive females
L.A. Dwarica and Nicholas R. Herre!, Federal Preemption of Drugs and Devices-Consequences for Injured Patients?, The Health Lawyer, accepted for publication Aug. 2012.
Nicholas R. Herre!, N. Johnson, J.E. Cameron, C. Cheeks, J. Leigh, and M.E. Hagensee, Development and Validation of a HPV-32 Specific PCR Assay, Virology Journal, Jun. 27; 2009.
E.F. Dunne, C.M. Nielson, M.E. Hagensee, M.R. Papenfuss, R.B. Harris, Nicholas R. Herre!, J. Gourlie, M. Abrahamsen, L.E. Markowitz, and A.R. Giuliano, HPV16/11, 16, 18 Seroprevalence in Men in Two US Cities, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Nov. 2009.
- February 19, 2023
AUTM’s Annual Meeting is on February 19-21, 2023, in Austin. Cantor Colburn's team at the meeting is Anne Maxwell, Bryan Zerhusen, Samantha Page, Charlie O'Brien and Nicholas Herrel.
- May 10, 2022
Counsel Nick Herrel was recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as their 2022 Man of the Year (Connecticut) for raising tens of thousands of dollars for blood cancer research.
- October 18, 2019
Cantor Colburn's corporate team was #1 for fundraising at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light the Night Walk on October 17, 2019 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. More than $8,000 was raised during a two month workplace campaign led by LLS Board Member Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D. Esq.
- December 13, 2018
Team Cantor Colburn and more than a thousand participants joined 150 communities nationwide on October 18, 2018 at Bushnell Park, in Hartford, Connecticut, in attending a Light The Night Walk in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s mission to fund critical and groundbreaking research to discover treatments and cures for blood Team Cantor Colburn raised more than $5,000. Cantor Colburn patent attorney Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D., Esq. was the 2018 Walk Chair, leading the business community in participation and fundraising. Dr. Herrel is a Ph.D. microbiologist, and before entering private practice, he was a research scientist studying microbial infections and cancer.
- August 6, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has expanded its Life Sciences Practice Group with the addition of Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D. as an associate in the firm’s Hartford headquarters office. Dr. Herrel joins the firm from Locke Lord LLP, where he worked with Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., who recently joined Cantor Colburn as Chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group.
- February 19, 2023Austin, Texas
AUTM’s Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of technology transfer professionals. This annual, international meeting is a chance to connect, and gain insights from world-class speakers and panels from more than 90 educational sessions. The 2023 meeting will be held on February 19-22, 2023 in Austin, Texas.
- February 9, 2023webinar
UConn Technology Commercialization Services present "Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the Life Sciences - Interpreting 35 USC 101" with Cantor Colburn attorneys Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., chair of Cantor Colburn's Life Sciences Practice Group, and Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D.
- November 4, 2022
Cantor Colburn's Eric Baron, Nick Herrel and James Wimpe will participate in a Connecticut Invention Convention,(CIC) event, Push for Entrepreneurship on November 5, 2022, where participants will have two hours to do as many push-ups as possible with unlimited breaks.
- October 16, 2021
Cantor Colburn's Eric Baron and Nick Herrel will participate in a Connecticut Invention Convention,(CIC) event, Push for Entrepreneurship on October 16, 2021, where participants will have two hours to do as many push-ups as possible with unlimited breaks.
- October 14, 2021
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. Team Cantor Colburn is honored to raise funds and come together to light the night for cancer patients and their loved ones.
- October 17, 2019Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is sponsoring the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hartford Light The Night Walk and biotech associate Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D., Esq. is the Cantor Colburn liaison. The event takes place at Bushnell Park on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5-8:00 pm. Team Cantor Colburn and many other corporate and community teams will come together as a community to honor survivors, raise awareness of blood cancers, and remember those who have lost their battle.
- September 19, 2019Branford, Connecticut
BioCT is holding its annual Bioscience & Beer Mixer on September 19, 2019 in Branford, Connecticut. Many members of Cantor Colburn's Life Sciences Practice Group will attend. Cantor Colburn is a long-standing BioCT sponsor.
- June 3, 2019Philadelphia
The BIO International Convention 2019 is in Philadelphia on June 3-6, 2019. More than 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders will come together for intensive networking to discover new opportunities and partnerships among a wide spectrum of life science and application areas, including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.
- October 18, 2018Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is sponsoring the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hartford Light The Night Walk and biotech associate Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D., Esq. is the event chairperson. The event takes place at Bushnell Park on Thursday, October 18, from 5-8 in the evening. Team Cantor Colburn and many other corporate and community teams will come together as a community to honor survivors, raise awareness of blood cancers, and remember those who have lost their battle.
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Connecticut Bar Association
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter, 2015-2021, former Board Chair
Hartford Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, Corporate Chair, 2018
Southern Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Judge, 2014, 2017