Willkie Welcomes IP Litigator Krista Schwartz in San Francisco

October 5, 2021

New York, NY (October 5, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that IP litigator Krista Schwartz has joined the Firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. She is based in Willkie’s San Francisco office. She was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells.

“We are thrilled to welcome Krista to our growing team of litigators on the West Coast,” said Simona Agnolucci, co-managing partner of the San Francisco office. Co-managing partner Benedict Hur added, “Krista is a seasoned and versatile trial lawyer and IP litigator known for her effectiveness in the courtroom and deep technical knowledge. She will be a strong addition to our team here and to Willkie’s expanding technology-focused platform in the Bay Area.”

A first-chair trial attorney focused on IP litigation, Krista represents many of the world's largest technology companies in patent, copyright, trade secret, and complex IP cases. She has tried patent, copyright, and contract cases to verdict. Her practice focuses on technologies ranging from search engines, semiconductors, cellular devices, and medical devices to electronic design automation and operating systems software. She also handles complex software copyright cases.

Krista holds several advanced technical degrees, and prior to law school, she worked for AT&T Bell Labs, where she was an inventor on more than 20 patents relating to desktop video conferencing. A top-ranked practitioner, Krista has been named a leader in her field by industry publications.

Krista Schwartz commented: “Willkie is an ideal platform for my IP litigation and technology-focused practice. I look forward to working with the team’s talented practitioners to expand our practice on the West Coast and help clients navigate complex and cutting-edge IP disputes.”

Krista’s arrival follows the addition of other notable technology litigation partners to the Firm this year, including San Francisco-based litigator Jonathan Patchen, and Washington, DC-based patent litigators Indranil Mukerji, Head of Tech Patent Litigation, and Stephen Marshall.

Willkie’s Intellectual Property Department represents clients from across the globe in litigation, transactions, counseling, and licensing on issues involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets. Our experience covers most industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, computer hardware and software, semiconductors, medical devices, consumer products, information and financial services, electronic devices, traditional and new media publishing, e-commerce, energy, sports, insurance, and music rights.

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