Sheila’s practice covers all facets of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with a particular emphasis on patent infringement litigation and contentious patent office proceedings.
Sheila has nearly 20 years of experience handling all phases of intellectual property litigation before federal and state courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC) and arbitration panels.
She advises clients on litigation strategy in complex patent cases, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases spanning diverse technology areas, including manufacturing processes, consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, automotive components and systems, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She has also represented clients in unfair competition and trademark matters.
In addition to litigation, Sheila counsels clients on the procurement and transfer of intellectual property rights, the negotiation of licenses and other agreements, and the evaluation of the scope, validity and enforceability of intellectual property rights.
Sheila previously was a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. Over the course of her career, she has advised multinational companies such as Avaya, Bosch, Kawasaki, Olympus, Sony, and Toyota, as well as smaller companies and individuals, with respect to IP rights.
Sheila was named one of the Top Women in Law 2016 by the New York Law Journal, and one of only 38 Women of Influence 2018 by the New York Business Journal.