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Colleen Tracy James

Colleen Tracy James

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Managing IP 2017 IP Stars

Thirteen Mayer Brown partners were recognized as “IP Stars” in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey,” an annual analysis of the IP market based on extensive research among IP professionals.

IAM Patent 1000

Eighteen of the firm’s Intellectual Property partners are recognized in nine categories in the 2016 edition of the IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The recognized lawyers are:

Managing Intellectual Property’s "IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP"

Colleen Tracy James "is a top tier litigator. She has great instincts for litigation and is an excellent strategist. I value her insights immensely.”

Best Lawyers 2014

Representing companies in the Life Sciences Industry, Colleen Tracy James focuses her practice on patent infringement litigation, USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and other complex intellectual property litigation . She has extensive experience litigating against generic pharmaceutical companies in matters brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act (ANDA litigation) in federal district courts across the US and the Federal Circuit.  Many pharmaceutical companies have entrusted Colleen to handle litigations that involve their billion dollar a year products and bet the company cases.  Colleen also provides her clients with an array of intellectual property patent services such as freedom to operate opinions and licensing and due diligence advice, among others.

Whether she is handling a high-stakes patent litigation or engaged in IP counseling, due diligence or licensing, Colleen is known for being organized, efficient, cool under pressure and an exceptional communicator. Her skill and dedication in preparing witnesses for depositions has, time and again, allowed her to achieve outcomes that met or exceeded client expectations.

Above all, Colleen puts a premium on listening to her clients and building consensus among stakeholders so that she can craft strategies that respond directly to the client's legal and business needs.

According to Legal 500 US, "Colleen Tracy attracted client praise for her 'overall depth of knowledge, dogged advocacy, and unfailing attentiveness to details of concern to the client.'" Colleen was Recognized as a "Life Science Star" in the 2016 edition of Euromoney’s Legal Media Group (LMG) Life Sciences, and has been recognized as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property since 2014, she was also recognized as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property in 2016. Colleen was selected as a top intellectual property law practitioner in the 2011-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America. She was also named a 2013 "Woman Worth Watching" by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Colleen was featured as a rising star by Law360 in 2010 and was named a rising star in intellectual property law in the 2007 edition of Law360.

While in law school, Colleen served as a student law clerk to the Honorable William G. Bassler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Colleen was managing partner at another prominent law firm in New York for five years.

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