Ms Mareesa A. Frederick > Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Partner-in-charge, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts


Mareesa Frederick focuses on complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Mareesa also has extensive experience counseling clients on pre-trial strategy, strategic licensing opportunities, and patent portfolios.


  • American Bar Association
    (Business Law Fellow, Business Law Section, 2018-2020)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    (Editorial Board, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, 2018-2021)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    (co-chair, Diversity Outreach Committee, 2021-present; Women in IP Law, 2018-present)
  • Alfred Street Baptist Church
    (council member of Legal & Governance Committee, 2018-present)
  • National Bar Association
    (member of Executive Board, 2017-2017; secretary, 2015-2016; treasurer, 2014-2014; webinar coordinator and editor IP Newsletter, Intellectual Property Committee, 2013-2013)
  • Women’s Bar Association (WBA)
    (Women of Color Task Force, 2019-present; co-chair, IP Committee, 2016-2018; co-chair, Working Parents Committee, 2013-2018)
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
    (member of Executive Committee, 2017-present; editor, Section 337 Reporter, Summer Associate edition, 2013-2016)



George Washington University, National Law Center
J.D., Law, with honors, 2002
Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1997
Spelman College
B.S., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

(Next Generation Partners)

Mareesa FrederickFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

IP boutique Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is very well suited to ITC investigations that are part of wider patent disputes involving district court and PTAB proceedings. In recent highlights, the practice impressed with its representation of respondents from the technology sector, namely notable drone and solar cell manufacturers. With its headquarters in Washington DC and offices in Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo (in addition to other US offices and a London office), the firm is strongly positioned for ITC investigations involving Asian companies. Practice head Smith Brittingham  and Mareesa Frederick are the key contacts. Anand Sharma, the firm’s managing partner, and Mark Sweet, who chairs the firm, are the leaders of the wider practice.