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Stephanie Neely

Senior Associate

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Stephanie Neely focuses her practice on intellectual property matters at the agency, trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in patent and trademark disputes across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, power equipment and healthcare information services. Ms. Neely has experience handling all stages of litigation—she has managed document production and written discovery, taken depositions, drafted motions, worked extensively with experts, and prepared witnesses for deposition and trial. She has also been a key member of trial and appellate teams at the district, circuit and Supreme Court levels. In addition, Ms. Neely has experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, where she has drafted numerous submissions for inter partes reviews.

Ms. Neely is committed to her pro bono practice. She has represented low-income clients before the Boston Housing Authority and Social Security Administration, helped settle a small business owner's trademark dispute with a national corporation, and drafted a letter of allegation to the United Nations on behalf of a torture survivor. She is also a co-author of the first-ever manual for attorneys representing human trafficking victims in Massachusetts.

While pursuing her legal education, Ms. Neely worked at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School as a student advocate in the Employment Civil Rights, Disability and Predatory Lending / Consumer Protection Clinics. During her time there, she assisted in the representation of low-income clients with claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Social Security Administration and the Massachusetts District Court.

Before attending law school, Ms. Neely served as a paralegal at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in the China Practice Group in Beijing, China, and in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group in New York, New York. She has also served as an intern for SIGNIS: World Catholic Association for Communication in Brussels, Belgium, and for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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Education

JD, Harvard Law School, 2012, Dean's Scholar

MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2012

BA, magna cum laude, with distinction in Humanities, Yale University, 2005, Phi Beta Kappa, E. Francis Riggs Prize

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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