Kristen Calleja, counsel in McGuireWoods’ IP Litigation & Transactions Department in
Richmond, will join the Virginia Office of the Attorney General on July 27,
2020, as a senior assistant attorney general in the Tobacco Enforcement
Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. Her last day at
McGuireWoods is July 24.
Calleja was a summer associate with McGuireWoods in 1996. Following
graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law, Calleja clerked
for U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the Eastern District of
Virginia before joining the firm in 1998.
At McGuireWoods, Calleja focuses on complex commercial litigation,
including intellectual property disputes. She has litigated patent,
trademark, false advertising, trade dress, dilution, copyright and trade
secret matters, and advises clients on IP matters, including advertising
issues. Calleja also has worked on antitrust litigation and class actions.
“I started my career at McGuireWoods as a summer associate and my
experience here has been invaluable. While I am excited about this new
opportunity, I will miss working with all of my friends and colleagues at
McGuireWoods,” Calleja said.
“Kristen has been a valued member of our department throughout her tenure.
While we will miss her great work and dedication, we wish Kristen the
best,” said Richmond partner
David Finkelson, chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation & Transactions