Andrea focuses her practice on a range of intellectual property disputes in the technology industry.
She has experience litigating patent, copyright, and trade secret claims in federal courts, as well as patent and trademark proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Andrea has represented clients in matters involving a number of technologies, including connected devices, software, digital media, and cloud computing.
Andrea’s practice also extends beyond litigation. She has significant experience counseling clients on copyright, patent, and trademark issues and conducting due diligence on potential acquisitions and technology transfers.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Andrea was an associate at another major law firm, where she represented clients in both plaintiff- and defendant-side patent litigation. She also worked on privacy- and data security-related matters, including regulatory counseling and incident response and investigations.
Andrea received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, where she published on privacy and cybersecurity issues. She also worked as a research assistant for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, was involved with Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic, and worked on terrorism and cybercrime cases as an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Andrea received her B.S. in computer science, with high distinction, and her B.A. in linguistics from Duke University. Her undergraduate research focused on natural language processing and machine learning techniques. Prior to law school, Andrea worked in software engineering at Microsoft.Show More