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Jen is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who focuses her practice on complex intellectual property disputes involving trade secrets, patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition. She litigates hard-fought cases against her clients’ competitors that involve core aspects of her clients’ businesses, as well as cases against non-practicing entities. Her recent matters have involved LED technology, computer software, cellular and wireless technology, medical imaging devices, telecommunications networks, videogame software and systems, and web-enabled products and services.  


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2000, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Indiana University, 1990, B.A.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

  • Member of Global Pro Bono Committee, and chair of Chicago Office Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation and Intellectual Property


  • Named a “Notable Woman in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business, 2024
  • Acritas Star rated
  • Awarded Theresa L. Davis Mentorship Award by Chicago associates, 2021
  • Named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010