Lindsay K. Eastman

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Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Government Law
  • Business Law
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2010) magna cum laude
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A., 2007) magna cum laude
Admissions
  • 2010 State of Minnesota
  • 2011 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 2011 U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • 2018 State of Illinois
  • 2020 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 2020 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Lindsay is an experienced trial lawyer, having represented private and public entities in federal, state, and administrative courts across the country.  She has extensive experience litigating complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement claims. In addition to prosecuting and defending litigation, Lindsay frequently advises clients on contract, competition, regulatory, and intellectual property law issues. 

Lindsay joined the firm after serving as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, for seven years.  She was recruited to that role through the prestigious Attorney General’s Honors Program.  She tried high-stakes cases that implicated complex issues of administrative, government contracting, and intellectual property law.  For example, Lindsay handled the damages phase of a $44 million patent case involving military technology where she succeeded in reducing plaintiff’s alleged damages by 85 percent.  In another case, Lindsay obtained a favorable consent judgment that enjoined future infringement of a federal agency’s trademarks. 

Lindsay’s previous private practice includes representing private clients in high-value disputes that involved interrelated issues of commercial, competition, and intellectual property law with a global law firm’s litigation group.  Lindsay was also appointed Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, where she taught legal research and writing to upper-level law students for three years.

Lindsay actively participates in pro bono work; she has litigated veteran’s benefit and criminal appeals and counseled clients on intellectual property protection.  In her free time, Lindsay performs genealogical research and volunteers in the community with the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Attorney General’s Honors Program, U.S. Department of Justice (2010–2017)
  • Minnesota Law Review, Note & Comment Editor (2009–2010)
  • Volunteer Genealogist, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (certified in 2017)
  • Chapter Outstanding Junior Member, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (selected in 2018)
  • Co-Chair, Patent Litigation Subcommittee on Federal Rules Amendments, American Intellectual Property Law Association (2014)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Culper Ring Agent 355 Chapter (Chicago IL)
    • Chairwoman, Media & Public Relations Committee (2018–2019)
    • Vice Regent (2019–present)
  • Presentation: Intellectual Property Litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2013).
  • Note: Revising the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines to Eliminate the Focus on Compliance Programs and Cooperation in Determining Corporate Sentence Mitigation, 94 Minnesota Law Review 1620 (2010).
  • Presentation: Characterization of Fumarase by UV Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, at the Gustavus Adolphus College Sigma Xi Research Symposium (2007)

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