Michelle Marek Figueiredo is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property practice group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Chicago Office. Her practice focuses on a broad range of technology that includes litigating patent, trade secret, and trademark cases in various industries, which have included automotive brake components, power tools and power tool accessories, digital rights management, electronic trading computer software, and aviation riveting technology.
Ms. Marek Figueiredo has substantial experience in all stages of litigation, including trial and pretrial work, deposing inventors and other witnesses, developing claim constructions and invalidity and non-infringement theories, and managing complex discovery issues. Ms. Marek Figueiredo also dedicates significant time to various pro bono matters including asylum, refugee, and domestic violence cases and, most recently, she helped secure asylum for a couple from Serbia.
Accolades and Recognitions
Recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2015-2018
Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award, 2014
DePaul College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
University of Illinois, B.S. (Chemistry), B.A. (Spanish), 2005
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Board Member, 2016-Present
Richard Linn Inn of Court, Member, 2008-Present