DJ Healey Named 2021 World Intellectual Property Review Diversity Champion

Fish & Richardson Senior Principal DJ Healey was recently named a 2021 "Global Diversity Champion" by World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), an honor that recognizes her exceptional work championing diversity and inclusion in all areas of the profession. Healey is one of just 25 women from around the globe to be included in WIPR's inaugural class of Diversity Champions.

Healey's practice focuses on patent litigation, related antitrust and tort claims, and mediation and arbitration. She has tried cases in federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, the International Chamber of Commerce (Arbitration), the American Arbitration Association, the NASD Arbitration Forum, and in private arbitration. Healey has argued appeals in the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has served as counsel on apatent case at the Supreme Court of the United States. She has also litigated and won cases in state courts throughout the U.S. and has argued before every level of the Texas court system: trial courts, courts of appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court.

Healey has been committed to pro bono work, especially in the areas of civil rights, since 1987. She has spent countless hours on pro bono matters for Equality Texas; Immigration Equality, the leading national LGBTQ immigrant rights organization; Organization Latina Trans de Texas; the ACLU; the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Center; Lambda Legal; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the National LGBT Bar; and Equality Texas.

To view the full list of Diversity Champions in the 2021 issue of click here. Healey was further featured in an article examining the representation of transgender people in the legal profession, titled "The Fight for Trans Rights."