Stacy Maione is a trial lawyer representing clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration. Her practice covers a variety of practice areas, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, product liability, and other complex commercial disputes. On the plaintiff side, Stacy has participated in several jury trials culminating in winning verdicts for her clients, with a total recovery of over $200 million. On the defense side, Stacy has secured complete victories for her clients, including dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
Before joining Bartlit Beck, Stacy worked as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Stacy is a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review, Captain of the Bartlit Center Trial Team, and won the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition.
Stacy is a member of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and currently serves on its Community Outreach Committee.
Valmarc Corporation v. Nike Inc. & Converse, Inc. (D. Or.)
Counsel for plaintiff Valmarc Corporation in a suit alleging that Nike and Converse misappropriated Valmarc’s trade secret anti-counterfeiting technology. The case is currently set for trial in February 2024. Read coverage on the case here: Nike Stole Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, Suit Says.
Wright Medical Technology, Inc. v. Paragon 28, Inc. (D. Colo.)
Counsel for plaintiff Wright Medical in a suit alleging that Paragon 28 infringed Wright’s patents and misappropriated Wright’s trade secrets related to its foot and ankle medical products. In November 2022, Paragon agreed to pay Wright Medical $26 million to settle the case and other pending claims.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology v. Paulina et al. (E.D. Wis.)
Counsel for defendant Paulina against a Korean research university alleging tortious interference and unjust enrichment related to patent litigation financing contracts. After briefing, the court granted Paulina’s motion to dismiss with prejudice, tossing out all claims against Paulina. Read coverage on Law360 here: Judge Tosses $203M Korean IP Litigation Funding Row.
Confidential Commercial Arbitration (AAA)
Trial counsel for financial firm in a breach of contract dispute relating to a $250 million patent infringement judgment against a prominent electronics company.
Confidential Employment Arbitration (AAA)
Lead trial counsel for one of the world’s largest financial firms against former employee alleging retaliatory discharge.
Align v. 3Shape (D. Del.)
Counsel for Align in a patent infringement suit brought by 3Shape related to the technology in Align’s intraoral scanners. After one of 3Shape’s patents was dismissed from the case in 2020 and a second 3Shape patent was held unpatentable in an IPR, the parties entered a global settlement in early 2022.
Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics Corporation (D. Del.)
Represented Meso Scale Diagnostics in a six-day jury trial against Roche Diagnostics for infringing patents related to electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technology. After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a $137.25 million verdict in favor of Meso Scale and found that Roche had willfully infringed all of the asserted patents. Coverage in Law360 available here: Roche Hit With $137M Verdict For Infringing Lab Test Patents.
Education & Honors
Northwestern University School of Law, 2017, J.D., cum laude
Captain, Bartlit Center National Trial Team
First Place, American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition (2017)
First Place, NTC Regional Trial Competition (2017)
First Place, NTC Regional Trial Competition (2016)
Semi-Finalist, American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition (2016)
Semi-Finalist, National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition (2015)
Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Loyola University Chicago, 2012, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude
- Law Clerk, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2011
- Law Clerk, Cook County Public Defender’s Office, 2009