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About Edwin

 

Personal:           

Born in Mexico City, attended American School 1971-1984.

Married, Jesica Rodríguez Flores, Esq., 1988

Children:  Cristina (17) Marisa (15), attended DeGolyer Elementary, Dealey Montessori, Marsh M.S., attend Booker T Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, also 5 exchange student daughters that attended W.T. White High School.​

 

Education:       

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

J.D., December 1996

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Ph.D., Molecular Immunology, 1993

NIH-NIGMS Grant Recipient 

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

B.S ., Microbiology, 1988

 

Elected Offices:

May 2005 May 2012     Board of Trustees, District 1 – Dallas Independent School District

        2006 - Policy Briefing Chair.

        2007 - Education Briefing Chair.

        2008 - Business Briefing Chair.

        2009 - Policy Briefing Chair. 

        2008 - Audit Committee.

        2011-2012 - Second Vice President

Ad hoc Committees to Reform Employment Practices and Mediation, Ethics and Fiscal Transformation.

Chair STAR Employee Commission – revamped district new employee intake policies.

Author: Transparency Policy, Sustainability Policy, Ethics Policy, Employment Practices and Mediation Policy.

Graduate, Center for Reform of Schools Systems, 2-year Reform Governance In Action Institute, including 18 retreats and 5 off-site trainings.

Graduate, Center for Reform of Schools Systems, Texas Institute. Dallas ISD Representative to the Council of Great City Schools.

 

Appointed Offices:

Jan. 2006–Sep. 2009           NIH-NIGMS Advisory Council. National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Oct. 2008-Oct. 2012    NIH Council of Councils.  Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) National Institutes of Health.

 

Public School Involvement:

2005-2013                   Site Based Decision Management Team – W.T. White High School

2002-present               PTA member, DeGolyer and Dealey Elementary and Middle Schools

2003-2005                   Member and President, DeGolyer Dads’ Club

2013-present               KIPP-DFW

2013-present               International Leadership of Texas 

 
Boards and Community Involvement:

2014-present     Local Board – Teach for America

2009-present     Board of Directors, Medical City Hospital

2007-2012         Trustee, Executive Committee, The Museum of Nature & Science

2007-2014         Executive Board, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America

2006-2012         Board of Directors, SMU Tate Lecture Series

2008-present     The Dallas Assembly

2008-2012         Trustee, Good Shepherd Episcopal School

2004-2005         Trustee, Dallas Historical Society

2003-2007         Trustee, The Science Place​

 

Employment :

September 2002 to Present:   Chalker Flores, LLP, Dallas, Texas - Present- Managing Partner. Determine patentability, research, draft and prosecute patents in the fields of: recombinant biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nanotechnology, computer-aided imaging systems, nanobiotechnology, nanotechnology, integrated circuits, semiconductors and complex-mechanical patents for university and corporate clients.  Areas of Specialization: Counseling start-ups, patent prosecution, litigation and  licensing. Chalker Flores is a Certified DBE No. HMDB22517Y0405.

April 2001 to June 2001:  Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Dallas County Lawyer-on-Loan Advanced Trial Training Program. Participated in all aspects of trial, including: witness interviews, trial preparation, voir dire, opening statement, direct and cross examination of officers, lay witnesses and expert witnesses, closing argument and punishment phase.

May 1998 to September 2002:  Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, LLP, Dallas, Texas Associate, Intellectual Property.  Determined patentability, researched, drafted and prosecuted patents of recombinant biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer-aided imaging systems and mechanical patents for university and corporate clients.  Areas of Specialization: patent prosecution, litigation and licensing.

February 1996 to May 1998:  Warren & Perez, Dallas, Texas Associate. Legal research and writing in the areas of patent prosecution, litigation discovery, invalidity and infringement in a wide variety of intellectual property practice areas.  Draft patents in the areas of biotechnology, electrical and mechanical devices, integrated circuits, semiconductor processing and packaging.

August 1993 to August 1994:  Arnold, White & Durkee, Austin, Texas Scientific Advisor/Patent Agent - Biotechnology Patent Group. Determined patentability, researched, drafted and prosecuted patents of recombinant biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and mechanical patents for university and corporate clients. Areas of Specialization: Immunology, Recombinant Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Viral Gene Therapy and Growth Factors.

 

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas

 

Languages:

First languages: Spanish and English - Bicultural (México/U.S.), some Chinese.

 

 


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