Greg Castanias ’87 was interviewed as part of National Public Radio’ Morning Edition program this morning. The story dealt with a lawsuit addressing whether human genes may be patented. Greg , an attorney with Jones Day in Washington DC, represents Myriad Genetics, which has discovered and isolated two genes that are highly associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Click here to read the text of the story or link to hear it online.
Greg is an appellate and intellectual property litigator with extensive Supreme Court and Federal Circuit advocacy experience, and heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice.
Since graduation from Wabash, Greg has continually been an active volunteer with the National Capital Association of Wabash Men in the Washington DC area, and has hosted students and faculty during professional immersion trips to DC. Last month, Greg and his wife, Jane, hosted the DC-area alumni with a farewell party for President Pat and Chris White. Greg earned his JD at Indiana University School of Law. He teaches a weekly class at IU’s law school, and last summer received the IUAA President’s Award, which pays tribute to its most dedicated alumni volunteers.
The Legal 500 named Greg one of the leading U.S. IP lawyers, calling him “a sharp and effective advocate who picks up the details of the matter quickly” and “a great issue-spotter and skilled advocate.” Wabash calls Greg “Some Little Giant!”