Mary LaFleur
Associate

With backgrounds in business and chemistry, Mary’s practice focuses on patent litigation in a variety of fields including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical inventions, and medical devices.

While an extern for the Honorable John Robert Blakey at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mary was immersed in the practices and procedures of federal court litigation.

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude,
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2019
  • Intellectual Property Certificate,
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Praxis Program Certificate,
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.A., Chemistry, cum laude,
    Indiana University, 2016
  • Minor, Business,
    Indiana University
  • Minor, Law & Public Policy,
    Indiana University
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Technical Background
  • Biochemistry
  • Biopharma
  • Chemistry
  • Drug Research
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry and Synthesis
  • Pharmaceuticals
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 2019 – Present
Summer Associate, 2018

Levin & Perconti, Chicago, Illinois
Law Clerk, 2017

Carl Lamb & Associates, Bloomington, Indiana
Legal Assistant, 2015 – 2016
Intern, 2015

Experience | Clerkships & Internships

Michael Best & Friedrich, Chicago, Illinois
Legal Extern in Intellectual Property Group, 2018

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Judicial Extern for Honorable John Robert Blakey, 2017

Honors
  • CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Intellectual Property & Technology Licensing (2018), Business Organizations (2018), Legislation: Process & Interpretation (2017), and Legal Writing (2016)
  • Dean’s Honors Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law 2016 – 2019
  • Executive Article Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 2018 – 2019
  • President, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society, 2018 – 2019
  • Herbert Presidential Scholar, Indiana University, 2012 – 2016
  • Hutton Honors Scholar, Indiana University, 2012 – 2016
  • Order of the Coif
Affiliations
  • Chicago Women in IP, Member
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Member