Andrea is a seasoned practitioner, with experience representing clients in a variety of industries in patent infringement, trademark infringement, and other complex intellectual property litigation. She counsels technology companies through all stages of litigation, including preliminary injunctions, electronic discovery, claim construction, dispositive motions, settlement, trial, and appeal. She also advises on IP agreement enforceability, breach, termination, risk analysis, and related business considerations.
Andrea has represented clients in federal district courts throughout the country and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She also has experience working with mediators and negotiating technology license and settlement agreements.
Andrea has deep technical experience in materials science and manufacturing. She has worked with companies in a wide range of technologies, including petrochemical (polymer manufacturing), biotechnology (microbial inoculants), food technology (modified wheat protein isolates), and medical devices (radiopaque skin markers and blood gas analyzers), as well as consumer products.
Prior to joining L&A, Andrea worked in the Boston office of an international law firm and as in-house counsel for a publicly traded software company. Before starting her legal career, she worked in the medical device manufacturing industry, where she formulated polymer blends for injection molded bioabsorbable orthopedic screws and soft tissue fixation pins. She has on-the-ground experience working in Class 10,000 (ISO 7) clean room manufacturing facilities.
One of Andrea's many interests is pro bono representation of disabled children in immigration proceedings, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).