Hard Work and Determination Have Led Pathbreaking Attorney Angie M. Hankins, Esq. ’95 to Success
Angie M. Hankins, Esq. ’95 knows a thing or two about charting a unique path to success. Arriving at Stevens to study electrical engineering after serving as a telecommunications specialist in the U.S. Air Force (where she received the John Levitow Award), Hankins went on to earn her J.D. at the University of Virginia. By 2008, she was named Intellectual Property partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. She was the first African-American partner at the firm.
At Stevens, Hankins was part of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) and was captain of the women’s fencing team. Throughout college, she interned at Bell Communications Research developing software for Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line III and a test-plan for data link path protection switching.
Today, Hankins is general counsel and corporate secretary for the Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center in Menlo Park, California. She is responsible for corporate governance, intellectual property and legal strategy. She provides advice on and negotiates mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investments in early- and growth-stage companies engaged in disruptive technology in the U.S., Europe and Israel.
Hankins is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and registered in-house counsel in California. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Federal District Courts of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
In 2015, in recognition of her stellar career, Hankins received Stevens’ Harold R. Fee 1920 Achievement Award.