Jessica Lam is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Lam advises on patent infringement litigations across a range of technologies, including telecommunications systems, computer software and hardware, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. She has experience at all stages of litigation, from pre-filing investigations through trial.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Lam served as a clerk to Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She also worked at an international law firm where she represented clients in IP litigation matters.

Ms. Lam earned her JD from Cornell Law School, where she served as article editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and her BA in Biochemistry from Oberlin College. 

Ms. Lam’s experience includes representing:

  • Plaintiff in patent litigation relating to lancet devices for blood glucose testing
  • Defendants in patent litigation relating to virtual assistant technology and in-home smart devices
  • Defendants in patent litigation relating to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology*
  • Plaintiff and counter-defendant in patent litigation relating to coupon website and browser extension technology*
  • Defendants in patent litigation relating to intraocular lens insertion devices for cataract surgery*
  • Both plaintiffs and defendants in Hatch-Waxman litigations involving pharmaceuticals for the treatment of type II diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, morning sickness, and complications post-cataract surgery*
  • Defendants in patent litigation relating to drugs-of-abuse test cups*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Texas


  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2017
  • BA in Biochemistry, Oberlin College, 2014