Becky E. Steephenson

Becky Steephenson

Becky Steephenson helps clients protect and defend their intellectual property (IP) rights. Becky is a litigator with experience managing a wide range of IP issues, including patent and trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation. From inception through appeal, Becky takes ownership of a case as a core member of the litigation team. She especially enjoys crafting persuasive arguments and has argued motions and examined witnesses at trial. Becky also conducts due diligence investigations and freedom-to-operate analyses. Throughout her career, she has represented clients from many industries, including pharmaceuticals, computer technologies, and consumer products.

Becky has the backing of a full-service firm with a nationally recognized IP practice to cover her clients' bases, whether they are seeking help with litigation (as plaintiff or defendant) or looking to acquire a patent, trademark, or copyright.


Representative Matters

  • Represented multiple pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations
  • Defended a research university in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit
  • Defended a tech company in a patent infringement litigation concerning streaming technology
  • Performed intellectual property due diligence and portfolio evaluations for transactions including a $5 billion equity investment



  • J.D. University of Notre Dame Law School 2018
  • B.S. Biology Siena College 2015

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

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


Pro Bono

  • Represented a client seeking resentencing under Washington, DC's Second Look Amendment Act (SLAA), which expanded eligibility for consideration under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA)