Tracy Ickes is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. She concentrates her practice on commercial and construction matters as well as intellectual property disputes.
I litigate complex commercial disputes in a range of industries, including construction and real estate, technology and insurance. My experience includes claims for breach of contract, antitrust violations, theft of trade secrets, business torts and corporate governance disputes and indemnity issues.
I handle all stages of litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. I am currently representing a subcontractor in arbitration regarding a construction dispute. My ability to distill complex issues into accessible narratives is of great value to clients litigating highly technical subject matters before generalist courts.
Companies that use ephemeral messaging services, in-house chat programs and shared documents in the cloud—which can all be effective tools for collaboration—may be surprised to face negative inferences in litigation if those materials are no longer available. Civil discovery strategies need to adapt to rapid changes in communication preferences and technologies.
Reed College, B.A.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
Tracy previously practiced in Chicago, Illinois, where the Leading Lawyers Network recognized her as an “Emerging Lawyer.” While in law school, Tracy was a judicial intern with the Hon. John C. O’Meara of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.
In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.
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