Breanna Blask is an International Legal Specialist for Merchant & Gould. Breanna’s responsibility is to serve the firm’s international clients to ensure the highest level of legal support. She also serves the firm’s IP attorneys, ensuring they have the documentation and support they need to meet critical patent prosecution deadlines.
Dedicated Liaison Between Attorneys & Our International Clients
As an International Legal Specialist, Breanna performs several tasks each day to support the firm’s foreign clients and IP attorneys. She develops and polishes legal documents to support the proper prosecution of patents and also drafts correspondence regarding patent applications and filings.
Breanna also works to resolve patent data discrepancies and uses USPTO and WIPO, among other legal resources to gather relevant documents for the completion of each client case. She also prepares and files legal documents and patent applications and pays associated prosecution fees on the attorneys’ behalf.
Above all, Breanna is dedicated to ensuring high-quality communication between the firm’s foreign clients and attorneys. She knows that communication is key when it comes to ensuring deadlines are met and patents secured.
“We’re the Backbone of the Firm”
Breanna simply wants to help people. It’s what she’s passionate about and one of the reasons she chose to work in the legal industry. Now, she’s proud to be working behind the scenes as a critical part of Merchant & Gould’s backbone.
Experienced in Legal Management
Before joining Merchant & Gould’s legal services team, Breanna worked as an Office Services Manager for our firm for over five years. During this time, she completed a vast array of administrative support tasks, including:
- Establishing workflow processes and monitoring daily productivity
- Implementing modifications to improve the overall performance of all personnel
- Communicating with vendors to negotiate pricing for optimum savings
- Coaching new hires on company processes while managing employees
- Maintaining customer satisfaction with forward-thinking strategies focused on addressing customer needs and resolving concerns
- Building teams for modeling service excellence
Breanna did all of this and so much more within a fast-paced and ever-evolving work environment. Her dedication and eye for detail make her a continued asset to Merchant & Gould’s service team.
Breanna is currently attending North Hennepin Community College where she will be graduating as a Paralegal in the spring of 2022. Her goal is to continue working in law, supporting those who need her, no matter her position.
In her spare time, Breanna enjoys reading, hiking and hanging out at home with her cats.