As a litigator, Gianna has experience in all phases of patent litigation including pre-suit diligence, drafting of pleadings, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, trial, and appeal.
Prior to joining Venable, Gianna was an associate at a mid-sized North Atlantic law firm, where she practiced complex civil litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels throughout New Jersey and New York. Her representation covered a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes and licensing, pharmaceutical compliance, and First Amendment and media issues.
Gianna was a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Mary L. Cooper in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. While pursuing her law degree, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Cathy L. Waldor of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Gianna is active in the Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee, where she interviews prospective students for admissions. She also serves as an alumni coach for Seton Hall Interscholastic Moot Court Board.
Gianna has achieved standing as a barrister in the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, focused on intellectual property and federal practice.