Lisa focuses her practice on patent and trademark litigation matters. Her technical background and legal experience allow her to effectively assist clients in both federal court and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Lisa has litigation experience and has assisted with case strategy development, fact and expert discovery, preparing witnesses for both direct and cross examination, and drafting dispositive motions, briefs, and other memoranda. While Lisa’s technical background is in molecular and cellular biology, she has represented clients in several industries, such as the merchandise display, railcar, food and beverage, and electrical/computer industries.
To give back to the community, Lisa performs pro bono work on asylum cases through the National Immigrant Justice Center. Lisa also enjoys staying connected with fellow women in the intellectual property space and serves on the Social Events & Networking Committee of Chicago Women in IP.
Lisa is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and received a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent’s highly-regarded Intellectual Property Law Program. During law school, Lisa served as an executive article editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, as well as a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society. In her second year, Lisa was given a CALI Award for earning the highest grade in copyright law. Her IP-focused legal education gives her the knowledge and academic underpinnings to assist with a variety of intellectual property matters.
Prior to law school, Lisa worked as a laboratory assistant in the neonatology research department at a major university healthcare system — an experience that adds to her deep understanding of research methodologies, as well as the scientific, inventive process.