Bact, Rebecca

Rebecca Bact

Counsel Rebecca Bact focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation as well as appellate and Supreme Court matters. She has represented clients in patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including medical devices, smartphones and content delivery networks. Ms. Bact handles matters at every stage of litigation, including conducting pre-suit investigations, drafting pleadings and motions, participating in all aspects of fact and expert discovery, taking depositions, and drafting briefs for appeals at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. She also has experience with matters at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. Additionally, Ms. Bact has advised clients on matters of policy and legislation related to intellectual property.

While at WilmerHale, Ms. Bact has also represented clients in other complex litigation matters, including representing a major university in Title IX cases and representing a government entity in regulatory and administrative proceedings.

Ms. Bact is committed to pro bono work, focusing her practice on GLBT rights and immigration matters. Ms. Bact represents a transgender inmate seeking adequate medical care, has represented immigrants seeking relief from removal in the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States, and has represented various amici in Supreme Court appeals related to same-sex marriage and transgender rights.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bact was a law clerk for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Before beginning law school, she was an investigator with the Office of the Bar Counsel of the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Bact has served as a judicial intern with the Supreme Court of the United States, and also completed internships for the Honorable Nancy Gertner of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and for the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Bact is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit.

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