Dr. Sandra Thompson is a Shareholder and member of the Buchalter Nemer’s Corporate and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. She represents clients in the fields of green technology, cleantech matters, semiconductors, electronics, chemicals and chemical intermediates, solar and solar-related technology, transportation technology, including the design and utility of parts and systems, fuel cells, hybrid and electric engine technologies, green (sustainable) chemistries, bio-based and biodegradable plastics, waste/sludge management and conversion, fibers, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, computer software, children’s products, food science and production, and telecommunications.
Dr. Thompson earned her J.D. at Campbell University, Norman Wiggins School of Law, (1998) and her B.S. (Chemistry, 1990) and M.A. (Chemistry, 1991) at the College of William & Mary. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. Her dissertation is entitled “Control of Volatile Organic Compounds with a Pulsed Corona Discharge.” As a doctoral candidate, Dr. Thompson worked at both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Dr. Thompson is active in the community, representing several non-profit corporations and groups, among them Delta Gamma Fraternity, Delta Gamma Foundation and Southern California Siamese Rescue. Dr. Thompson was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Orange County and the National Women’s Political Caucus for Orange County. After being a vegetarian for 5 years, she made the transition to being a vegan 2 years ago. She is training for her first marathon in 2014 to support the Junior League of Orange County.