Priya Desai is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She is a registered patent attorney, and her experience encompasses litigation in federal court, trademark and patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and transactional work including conducting due diligence of intellectual property assets.

During law school, she conducted legal work at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at The John Marshall Law School. She also worked at CARPLS, a Chicago-based legal aid agency, as a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Intern, and continued her work at CARPLS after graduation as a PILI graduate fellow. She is currently a member of the CARPLS Associate Board, a member of the Public Interest Law Initiative Young Professionals Board, and an ambassador to All Chicago.


Iowa State University, BS, Chemical Engineering
Dean's List

The John Marshall Law School, JD, cum laude
Review of Intellectual Property Law


  • Illinois


  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois