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3 March 20223 minute read

DLA Piper appoints Helena Kiepura to Vice Chair of the firm’s International Trade Commission practice

DLA Piper is pleased to announce the appointment of Washington, D.C. partner Helena Kiepura to Vice Chair of the firm’s International Trade Commission practice.


DLA Piper’s International Trade Commission practice brings decades of experience to its representation of clients facing the unique challenges of ITC investigations. Over the years, DLA Piper has represented both complainants and respondents in all phases of ITC investigations, including proceedings before US Customs and Border Protection and before Congress, strategically guiding clients to achieve positive results.


“Helena is well known for her extensive ITC experience, winning track record, and exceptional client service. Her strategic thinking makes her a strong leader and a perfect fit for Vice Chair,” said Erin Gibson, chair of the firm’s International Trade Commission practice and global co-chair of the firm’s Technology Sector.


Helena is a Patent Litigation partner, a subgroup within the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. She focuses her practice on complex patent litigation matters, more specifically Section 337 investigations before the ITC. Helena also advises clients before US district courts and in inter partes review proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office, in matters relating to patent and trade secrets. Her clients span companies within the healthcare, life sciences, technology, and consumer goods sectors, among others.


Helena was recognized in 2021 by The Legal 500 US for Intellectual Property – International Trade Commission.