Cassandra J. Simmons

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Cassandra Simmons focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP), with a concentration on patent litigation. She has experience in all phases of litigation in the U.S. district courts and U.S. International Trade Commission. Notably, Cassandra has knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry, and has represented multiple clients in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation. Utilizing her educational background in biology and IP, Cassandra brings an holistic view to her clients' matters.

Experience

  • Represented complainants and respondents in Section 337 Investigations at the ITC involving patent disputes regarding mechanical technology.
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in multiple Hatch-Waxman litigations, including conducting all phases of discovery and serving as a member of a trial team in federal court.
  • Conduct all phases of fact discovery, including taking and defending depositions, managing document productions, resolving discovery disputes, and drafting discovery motions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented survivors of domestic violence in obtaining U visa to stay in the United States.

Prior Positions

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, Professor W. Nicholson Price: Research Assistant
  • University of New Hampshire Innovation: Technology Licensing Intern
  • Dell Services Federal Government, Inc., Office on Women's Health: Research Analyst

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 76,641
  • District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire

Education

  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2016, summa cum laude; UNH Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Law Certificate; ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law
  • B.S., Biology, Women's Studies Minor, University of Michigan, 2010