Lucy Jewett Wheatley Partner

Lucy's practice focuses on trademark litigation, enforcement, and counseling. In addition, she offers significant experience with franchise disputes, anti-counterfeiting, false advertising, patent infringement litigation, trade secrets and copyright. Her clients include clothing brands, luxury goods manufacturers, consumer products manufacturers, and franchisors across multiple industries.

Lucy manages trademark enforcement programs for clients and practices before the TTAB. She also regularly brings ACPA actions on behalf of brand owners. She counsels clients on issues related to worldwide branding strategies, trademark clearance, distribution and licensing agreements, and advertising review. Lucy has drafted all types of pleadings and dispositive and discovery motions, argued before the court at the trial and appellate levels, and taken and defended depositions.

In the pro bono arena, Lucy has successfully pursued asylum for an Afghan family and achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of an individual against a credit union.


Represented a major international luxury goods manufacturer in a contributory infringement suit against a leading online marketplace; won motions for summary judgment.

Represented a major clothing company in trademark and copyright litigation that resulted in a settlement where the client received all attorneys’ fees and additional damages.

Represented leading oil company in series of franchise litigations and related appeals; won motions to dismiss on issue of first impression.

  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, George Mason Law Review, 2008
  • Rice University, BA, History, 2002

Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Not-for-profit: Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2022

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2021

Named to “Washington, D.C. Rising Stars,” Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2014-2015

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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