Gianna E. Cricco-Lizza

Associate
CriccoLizza Gianna

Gianna Cricco-Lizza’s practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation in the federal courts and monitors intellectual property enforcement efforts for clients in the telecommunications, luxury goods, and consumer products industries. 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.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served as fourth-chair trial counsel, winning a jury trial verdict, including willful infringement and post-trial motions awarding enhanced damages and upholding the findings of infringement, patent validity, and willfulness for NobelBiz in its patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against Global Connect, LLC and TCN, Inc. relating to NobelBiz's LocalTouch® technology
  • Serving as litigation counsel for a U.S. consumer products company in an anti-counterfeiting matter, including obtaining an ex parte seizure order in District Court to obtain and successfully execute seizure on the infringer's facilities
  • Serving as litigation counsel for a software company in a licensing dispute
  • Serving as litigation counsel for streaming media companies in patent litigation

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude Seton Hall University School of Law 2012
    • Order of the Coif
    • Symposium editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 2011 - 2012
    • Co-chair, Interscholastic Moot Court Board, 2011 - 2012
    • Judicial extern, the Honorable Cathy L. Waldor, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • B.A. Columbia University 2008

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Mary L. Cooper U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Barrister, intellectual property and federal practice, John C. Lifland American Inn of Court

Recognition
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  • Named a "Rising Star," New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Member, Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee — Interviews prospective students for admissions
  • Alumni coach, Seton Hall Interscholastic Moot Court Board