Lisa M. Kattan

Department Chair - Practice Group Chair - ITC Litigation (Firmwide) & Intellectual Property (Washington, D.C.) Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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“Top 10 most influential” ITC trial lawyers, known for her “big wins”

Business Today, IAM Global 2023

When fighting for the future of their business – clients turn to Lisa Kattan. She knows that in order to outwit a global competitor, protect market share and safeguard supply chains -- her strategies must extend beyond the case at hand. Clients may be best served by decisive wins at the ITC, district court, or Customs, or by pivoting a business line or adjusting a product design. Lisa's ability to zero in on the most effective path to victory is why IAM 1000 described her as "an ace up the firm's sleeve” for ITC investigations, whose clients “turn to her without hesitation in complex cases” (2023).

Lisa built her reputation as a fierce and unflappable advocate, and one of the country’s preeminent ITC trial attorneys. Prior to Baker Botts, she spent five years as a Senior Investigative Attorney at the ITC, where she gained invaluable insights into the judges’ perspective. Understanding which arguments resonate allows her to design laser-focused strategies that builds judicial credibility while simultaneously unraveling her opponent. Lisa can read the room--whether a courtroom or a negotiation--to get to the heart of the matter and resolve disputes in her clients’ favor.

Baker Botts’s unparalleled string of victories at the ITC since Lisa joined the firm speaks for itself. These wins have been part of complex multi-prong disputes spanning district courts, Customs, appeals, the PTAB, and foreign jurisdictions. During her years at the ITC, she was lead trial counsel for the U.S. Government in high-profile, multi-billion dollar patent infringement investigations. Throughout her 25 year career, she has litigated patent and other intellectual property cases of telecommunications, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products.

Lisa is the firm's International Trade Commission Practice Group Chair and Chair of the Washington D.C. IP group. She is a recognized ITC practitioner in Chambers Global and Chambers USA (2018-2023), IAM 1000 (2018-2023) and as a "Leading Lawyer" in The Legal 500 U.S. (2019-2023). She frequently speaks about patent litigation trends and best practices.