Michaela P. Sewall


Sewall, Michaela

Michaela Sewall focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. She has represented clients in patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including microprocessors, smartphones, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and automotive technology. Her practice spans the litigation process, from pre-suit investigation to pleadings, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, mediation, trials and appeals. She has been a member of several WilmerHale trial teams in federal district court, in both bench and jury trials. Her appellate experience includes appeals in patent disputes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Sewall is also committed to pro bono work. She has represented a member of her Boston community in divorce proceedings as part of the Family Law Project of the Women's Bar Foundation. She has also co-authored a guide for attorneys to the human trafficking law in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sewall was a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

While in law school, Ms. Sewall was a summer intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an intern at a boutique Boston-area law office that focused on publishing, copyright and trademark law, as well as higher education.

Publications & News


May 10, 2017

WilmerHale Prevails in $2B Patent Case on Behalf of Intel

The six-day jury trial held in the US District Court of Delaware before Judge Richard Andrews resulted in a finding of no infringement on all eight asserted claims.

December 2, 2013

First-Ever Massachusetts Human Trafficking Guide for Attorneys Published


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JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011, Order of the Coif, Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review

BA, Political Science, Brown University, 2004

Bar Admissions



The Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2011 - 2012

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