Overview

Cass has experience with a variety of consumer litigation and intellectual property issues, focusing on utility patent, design patent, trademark, and trade dress prosecution and litigation. Cass conducts extensive litigation research, drafts pre-trial motions in limine, prepares trial briefs, and has written patent applications and Office Action responses to the USPTO. Cass was previously involved in a large litigation matter for a major food and beverage manufacturer. Before earning her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Cass worked as a technical engineer for a multi-billion-dollar consumer products company, which informs her counsel to consumer products and food and beverage industry clients. Cass is a two-time recipient of the Sidney B. Williams Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarship and was selected for the Hispanic National Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Institute in 2015.

As part of her pro bono practice, Cass focuses on prisoners' rights and death penalty issues, particularly those pertaining to women. In her free time, she is a figurative and portrait sculptor.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

"Judged For More Than Her Crime: A Global Overview of Women Facing the Death Penalty," Cornell Center For the Death Penalty Worldwide, September 1, 2018

"Fit for Fido? The Rise of 'Natural' Pet Food Claims," Law360, October 19, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Deputy General Counsel at the Hispanic National Bar Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017, Illinois
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2017
    Bluhm Legal Clinic, 2015–2017
  • Carnegie Mellon UniversityB.S., Civil Engineering2010