Tiffany Cunningham

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  • Job title:Partner
  • Jurisdiction:United States, US
  • Practice area:Litigation, Life Sciences

Tiffany Cunningham was nominated by US President Joe Biden as one of the first black female judges of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She serves as trial and appellate counsel for Fortune 500 companies, small enterprises, and individuals in complex patent and trade secret disputes.  She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and also earned a BSc in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which would make her one of the few judges on the Federal Circuit with a technical degree. Before joining Perkins, Cunningham worked at Kirkland & Ellis, where she was part of a team representing BlackBerry that succeeded in reversing a nearly $150 million jury verdict against the tech company in a patent suit.

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