Caitlin Dean focuses her practice on complex patent, trade dress, and trade secret litigation in U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission spanning a diverse array of industries, including computer software and hardware, energy, and pharmaceuticals, including Hatch-Waxman litigation.

Caitlin has experience in all phases of litigation from pre-filing due diligence to post-trial briefing, including drafting initial pleadings, managing fact discovery, working with experts, and drafting dispositive motions. Additionally, Caitlin has taken individual and 30(b)(6) depositions, argued at Markman (claim construction) and discovery hearings, and represented clients at trial.

In addition to her intellectual property practice, Caitlin maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients facing removal proceedings in immigration court.

During law school, Caitlin interned for the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program, worked as a research supervisor for Professor David Uhlmann’s environmental crimes project, and represented pro bono clients as a student attorney for the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the CARA Family Detention pro bono project.

Before entering law school, Caitlin conducted field work in Peru, Nicaragua, Kenya, and Mexico researching topics ranging from epigenetics to behavioral ecology to third-party certification of agricultural products. She also studied the epidemiology of adult brain tumors at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Not admitted to practice in New York — practice in New York limited to federal courts and agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law. Work conducted in New York supervised by a member of the New York bar.

Professional associations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association