Carson Zheng, Sc.D., is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical areas.
Carson joined the firm after clerking for Judge Jimmie Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before his clerkship, Carson earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Prior to attending law school, Carson was an accomplished scientist in cardiovascular disease research after obtaining his Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from Harvard School of Public Health, later becoming a lecturer on medicine at Harvard Medical School and a principal scientist at the cardiology division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Carson has published more than a dozen research manuscripts as first author in peer-reviewed medical journals. Carson’s interdisciplinary research focused on novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease and related drug discovery, using cutting edge research and analytics tools. Carson also had experience prosecuting patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemical arts.
Carson grew up in China and graduated second in class from Peking University in Beijing, China with a B.Sc. in biotechnology. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.