Nihal Parkar has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate supporting the firm's medical device, mechanical and chemical/materials practice areas. Nihal has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in Food Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Institute of Chemical Technology. While in law school, Nihal worked as a patent law clerk at 3M and in the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Minnesota.