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Amy Candido is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes, complex intellectual property matters. She has extensive experience litigating patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and other IP in “bet the company” cases nationwide on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Amy has tried numerous jury and bench trials, securing courtroom victories in a variety of difficult cases. Her trial victories include The National Law Journal’s Top Verdict of 2014 and three complete defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas.
While successfully leading many of the largest and most important IP litigation matters over the past two decades, Amy has also become a trusted advisor to technology companies of all sizes. Her clients have ranged from market leaders to innovative start-ups in a diverse array of industries, including the mobility, internet, mobile, computer hardware and software, semiconductor, networking, storage, aerospace, gaming, and life sciences sectors. In addition to IP, Amy has litigated antitrust, securities, employment, and complex commercial cases. She practices in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as before the International Trade Commission.
Amy regularly speaks and publishes on a wide range of IP topics, including trade secrets, damages, and the intersection of IP and antitrust.
Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini in 2021, Amy was a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. After receiving her J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997, Amy practiced general litigation for seven years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York.