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Stacy Maione is a trial lawyer representing clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration. Stacy’s clients include some of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Citadel, Stryker Corporation, and Align Technologies. For her plaintiff clients, Stacy has recovered awards and jury verdicts totaling more than $300 million. For her defendant clients, Stacy has achieved full defense wins in bet-the-company cases, with her opponents taking nothing. Stacy’s experience includes arguing motions to dismiss and other key issues in court, delivering opening statements, and directing and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses.

Stacy teaches Advanced Trial Practice at her alma mater, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. As a law student at Northwestern, Stacy was Captain of the Bartlit Center Trial Team and won the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition, ranking her team first among more than 1,000 competitors from 140 law schools.

Born in Uzbekistan, Stacy is committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive legal community. She runs the firm’s Diversity Fellowship and hopes to inspire other first-generation lawyers to pursue careers as trial lawyers.

Representative Matters

Confidential Commercial Arbitration (AAA)
Trial counsel for financial firm in a breach of contract dispute relating to a $250 million patent infringement judgment. At the three-week arbitration hearing, delivered opening statement, directed expert witness, and cross-examined opposing expert witness. Tribunal ruled in favor of client on all claims, granted all damages sought, and denied Respondents’ counterclaim, leading to an award in excess of $75 million.

Align Technology v. SmileDirectClub, Supply Agreement Arbitration II
Served as trial counsel in Align’s successful defense against SmileDirectClub’s claims in an arbitration hearing. Cross-examined SmileDirectClub’s C-suite executive regarding SmileDirectClub’s claims for damages. The Arbitrator issued an award in favor of Align and rejected SmileDirectClub’s claims for damages.

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

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 January 2025. 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.

Pringle v. Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon (S.D. Fl)
Trial counsel for defendants Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon in a lawsuit claiming injury from implantation of a pelvic mesh product. The case settled shortly before trial, after favorable motion in limine rulings for the defense.

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.

Professional Activities and Community Service

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, Current Issues and Best Practices for MDL and Complex Litigation Trials (March 2023)

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, What Keeps Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, Defense Lawyers and In-house Counsel Lawyers Up at Night (Upcoming, March 2024)

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)

Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

Loyola University Chicago, 2012, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude


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