Danielle (DJ) Healey has been litigating complex cases in federal and state courts and handling arbitration and mediation proceedings for over thirty years. She has focused on patent and trade secret litigation as well as related antitrust and tort claims. Ms. Healey has tried cases in the federal courts, state courts, International Trade Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (Arbitration), American Arbitration Association, NASD Arbitration Forum, and private arbitration. She has argued appeals in the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Intermediate Courts of Appeals. Ms. Healey has been actively involved in planning and executing multi-jurisdictional strategies involving federal and state courts in the U.S. and Europe, and administrative agencies (including reviews in the USPTO, invalidity and declaratory judgment actions in Europe, and state regulatory matters). Ms. Healey has worked on patent and antitrust issues with the Federal Trade Commission, and has advised them on intellectual property related competition matters before the European Union. Ms. Healey has worked on some of the biggest trade secret cases in recent years, arguing these cases in the trial courts, courts of appeal and Texas Supreme Court. Ms. Healey has been involved in negotiating patent and trade secret licenses in the pharma, semiconductor and software industries; she has represented clients in dealing with obligations and licensing in standard-setting organizations; she has been general counsel to a standard-setting group; and she has litigated the substantive and anticompetitive effects of licenses in court, in arbitration, and in administrative agencies. Ms. Healey has also been a frequent speaker on patent, trade secret and antitrust matters, and has been fortunate enough to have been recognized by industry polls and publications for her work. Ms. Healey graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985 with honors, and Brown University in 1982. Ms. Healey served as law clerk to the Honorable James DeAnda, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, from 1985-1987. Ms. Healey was one of the founders of the Houston IP Inn of Court, has been active in the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Committee, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, and community projects where she lives in the Houston area. Prior to opening Fish & Richardson’s Houston Office, Ms. Healey was a partner in the patent litigation section of an international law firm, and previously was a partner in her own patent litigation boutique firm, as well as a national patent litigation boutique firm in Houston, Texas. “Lexmark Creates Problems for Licensors and Sellers of Patented Products,” Fish Litigation Blog (October 2, 2017).