McAndrews Welcomes New Associates

02.08.21 By: Collin D. Hansen, Autumn Schmidt, Sean Sparrow

McAndrews is pleased to announce the addition of associates Collin Hansen, Autumn Schmidt, and Sean Sparrow.  All three previously worked as summer clerks at the firm.

  • Hansen graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was an IP Research Fellow, an editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property, an intern with the Patent Clinic, and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society. He focused his legal education on IP litigation and portfolio management, and received a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law in addition to his Juris Doctor. Prior to law school, Hansen graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a second major in Portuguese. Hansen worked for three years in Brazil and Portugal and is fluent in written and spoken Portuguese. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.
  • Schmidt graduated cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she was a member of the Northwestern Intellectual Property Law Society, as well as member and notes editor of Northwestern’s Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Further, she has shown a commitment to diversity, serving as president of OUTLaw, Northwestern’s LGBTQ organization, and as a member of the Dean’s Diversity Committee. Prior to law school, Schmidt graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is admitted to practice in Illinois.
  • Sparrow graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, where he was an Associate Editor for the DePaul Law Review. Prior to law school, Sparrow earned his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. His doctoral research examined the treatment of post-operative scar tissue adhesions that develop on the lumbricals and flexor tendons. He also earned his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College. Earlier in his career, Sparrow worked as an occupational therapist in outpatient hand and upper extremity rehabilitation at Loyola Medicine. In addition to treating patients, Sparrow ran multiple clinical trials for patients who experienced distal radius fractures. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the USPTO.