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Caitlin E. O'Connell
+1 202 408 4004

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • George Mason University
    J.D., 2016
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    B.S., Biochemistry, 2013

Caitlin E. O'Connell


Caitlin O'Connell focuses her practice on patent litigation and client counseling in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, with particular emphasis on Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases.

While in law school, Ms. O'Connell worked as a summer associate at Finnegan, assisting in litigation matters before federal district courts. She also worked as an intern analyzing supplemental examination cases and decisions in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Experience Externship Program.

While at Virginia Tech, Ms. O'Connell conducted undergraduate research studying molecular pathways in plants, with particular focus on inositol signaling molecules. She also worked as a lab assistant for the Partnership for Research and Education in Plants, a College of Science student outreach initiative.


  • Judicial intern for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Experience Externship Program, Summer 2014.
  • Served as notes editor for George Mason Law Review, 2015-2016.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association