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Andrea  Weiss Jeffries

Andrea Weiss Jeffries

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Andrea Weiss Jeffries is a partner in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2011.

Practice

Ms. Jeffries' practice focuses on patent litigation. She has represented clients in a range of cases involving diverse technologies, including computer memory, multi-threaded software, database technology, pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices and wireless communications. She has litigated patent cases in various jurisdictions across the nation. Additionally, Ms. Jeffries has worked on numerous technology-related civil litigation matters in various other substantive legal areas.

Past Experience

Before joining WilmerHale, Ms. Jeffries was a litigation partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP from 2002-2011. While there, she was a lead attorney for numerous patent litigation matters, and helped create and lead the firm's Patent Litigation Practice Group. As an associate at Munger, Tolles from 1995-2001, Ms. Jeffries worked on various civil litigation matters. For a three month period in 2001, Ms. Jeffries served as a pro bono deputy city attorney and tried several cases to verdict.

After law school, Ms. Jeffries served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry L. Hupp of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


Professional Activities

Ms. Jeffries is a member of the Los Angeles County and Federal Circuit Bar Associations. She has also been a member of the University of Southern California Intellectual Property Institute's planning committee since 2005, and is currently a member of the Patent Damages & Remedies Working Group Committee of the Sedona Conference.


Honors and Awards
  • Named to the Daily Journal's 2012 list of "Top 100 Women Lawyers"
  • Selected as one of the "Most Powerful & Influential Women" of California in 2012 by the National Diversity Council
  • Recognized as a "Future Star" in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation
  • Listed in the 2010 Daily Journal as one of 100 "Top Women Litigators" in California
  • Named a "California Super Lawyers' Rising Star" from 2005 to 2008
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