Who We Are
Christopher Bascom is a third-year student at the University of Richmond School of Law. He grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut and received a B.A. in English from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to law school, Chris worked for three years in sales and banking. He currently serves as the Annual Survey Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review and is a member of the school's Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards. Chris will graduate with the Intellectual Property Certificate in May and intends to practice business and intellectual property litigation in Richmond.
Eugene Efimov is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law's Class of 2014. He joined the Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic because of his interest in regulation of cross-border transactions. He currently serves as president of the International Law Society and as a board member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in History and International Studies. Prior to law school, Eugene studied in the Netherlands where he earned an M.A. in European Union Studies from Leiden University and an L.L.M. in European Union Law from Tilburg University. After graduation, he worked in the Legal Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations. During the summer of 2012, he worked in the Rule of Law Unit at the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations. And during the summer of 2013, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Wilma A. Lewis of the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands. Eugene is fluent in Russian, English, and Lithuanian.
Rachel Krumholtz is in her final semester at the University of Richmond School of Law. In addition to working in the clinic, Rachel serves as the notes and comments editor for the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. During her law school career, she has clerked for a North Carolina Superior Court Judge and interned with a real estate firm in Charlotte, N.C. Rachel graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a television news producer in Charlotte. Rachel intends to move back to Charlotte upon graduation and is interested in pursuing transactional work in real estate and general business law.
Brandon Metheny is a third-year law student at the University of Richmond School of Law. He is finishing his IP Certificate and views the IP Clinic as the experiential capstone on years of learning IP law. Brandon graduated from the University of Maryland – College Park with a degree in broadcast journalism. He worked for several years at a local TV station and a zoo before coming to law school. Brandon serves as the president of the Jewish Law Students Association at Richmond Law, and he referees various sports in his spare time. He hopes to work in the IP field following graduation, with a strong emphasis on copyright and trademark work.
Jenny Tarasova is a third-year law student at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Biology and worked in healthcare before coming to law school. She continues working at VCU Medical Center to support her legal education. In addition to intellectual property, Jenny is also interested in criminal law and has interned for the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. She is a native Russian speaker and is currently an editor of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. In her free time, she volunteers with a German Shepherd rescue organization and is interested in the legal issues related to non-profits. Jenny is excited to begin her career in intellectual property or criminal law after graduation.
Dingchao Zhang is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law's Class of 2015. He is a member of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. He graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2012 with a B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry. Dingchao conducted research on the subject of comparative constitution during the summer of 2013. He hopes to specialize in the area of intellectual property upon graduation.