Stephanie Lin is a counsel in the firm's Boston office who focuses her practice on IP litigation matters. She works on patent, copyright and trade secrets litigation in federal district court, appeals before the Federal Circuit, inter partes review proceedings in front of the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and patent litigation cases before the International Trade Commission. Ms. Lin has argued in Federal Court, and she has taken and defended fact and expert witness depositions.  

In addition, Ms. Lin has represented pro bono clients in federal court and at administrative hearings. Her pro bono clients include several artists, such as the creator of the Pepe the Frog character in his high-profile copyright enforcement actions against alt-right entities. As a student attorney in Georgetown's Domestic Violence Clinic, Ms. Lin represented women seeking restraining orders, including successfully arguing a motion hearing before the District of Columbia Superior Court. 

Ms. Lin's experience also includes an international investigation for a high-profile banking client, contract disputes, arbitration, and bankruptcy proceedings.

Ms. Lin is currently on the firm's Community Service Committee and the Women's Leadership Initiative Planning Committee. She is active with the Women’s Bar Association, serving on the 2020 class of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.  Ms. Lin is on the board of the Hyde Square Task Force and a Partner at Social Venture Partners, a network of more than 3,200 engaged donors in 40 cities that helps individuals amplify their giving, fund and strengthen nonprofits, and equip their communities to tackle social challenges. Through Social Venture Partners, Ms. Lin has participated in strategic planning for several organizations, including ongoing work with the Veterans Legal Services.

Before attending law school, Ms. Lin was a communications professional managing strategic public relations campaigns for technology, life sciences and corporate clients. She also previously worked in international operations at Starbucks and as a technical analyst at Microsoft. Ms. Lin received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her AB in Philosophy from Harvard University.

  • Pepe the Frog

    WilmerHale Partner Louis Tompros and Counsel Stephanie Lin join WilmerHale's In the Public Interest podcast to discuss the Pepe the Frog copyright infringement case and the challenges of “memeification” and how it applies to copyright protection.

    January 12, 2021
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  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for intellectual property litigation in 2021–2024, white-collar criminal defense in 2022–2024 and commercial litigation in 2023–2024.

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014

      Staff Editor and Submissions Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
    • AB, Philosophy, Harvard University, 2003

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts