The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Kristina N. Hendricks has joined the Firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property Practice. She is based in the Firm's Chicago Office.
Ms. Hendricks has substantial experience representing clients in patent and trade secret disputes. She has litigated cases in a variety of complex technology areas, including semiconductor fabrication, computer hardware and software, wireless protocols, telecommunications, database management systems, fintech, and internet security. Ms. Hendricks has handled all aspects of both district court and International Trade Commission litigation.
"Kristina's professional track record, scientific background, and litigation skills make her a tremendous addition to our practice comprised of experienced trial lawyers and scientifically trained patent lawyers," said Anthony M. Insogna, Practice Leader of Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice. "As the pace of advancement continues to accelerate in a world of rapidly changing technology, her experience will be extremely valuable for our technology-driven clients. I am pleased to welcome her to Jones Day."
In joining Jones Day, Ms. Hendricks becomes a partner at one of the few global law firms with a full-service Intellectual Property Practice. Jones Day's worldwide team of IP lawyers includes more than 220 professionals who leverage courtroom skills and technology prowess to help clients win cases.
"Kristina has spent more a dozen years cultivating a reputation as a respected IP attorney here in Chicago and also volunteers her time with important organizations, such as serving on the Board of Directors for Illinois Legal Aid Online," said Tina M. Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Chicago Office. "Her skills as a lawyer and her commitment to our community make her a wonderful addition to our office. We are delighted that she has joined Jones Day."
Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Hendricks worked as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry. In addition, she studied Chinese Intellectual Property Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ms. Hendricks earned her law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas.