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Stephanie E. McCleery

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Stephanie McCleery is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. Ms. McCleery focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, class action defense, and business litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. McCleery was corporate counsel for T-Mobile USA. Previously, Ms. McCleery was a litigation associate in Davis Polk’s Menlo Park, California office.


  • Received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for pro bono work
  • Two-time winner of Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono work
  • First Prize, Williston Contract Negotiation and Drafting Competition, Harvard Law School, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Self-Advocacy, Career Development & Personal Negotiation,” Women in Law & Leadership Conference (2018)
  • Panelist, “Trends in IP Litigation,” Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum (2018)

Intellectual Property

  • Represented medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action through motions in limine, resulting in a very favorable settlement.
  • Represented national consumer products manufacturer in Lanham Act suit.

Consumer Class Actions

  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in defense of a consumer class actions related to alleged off-label marketing. Secured decertification of class.
  • Represented a global manufacturer in a California consumer protection class action in which plaintiff voluntarily dismissed suit after motion to dismiss.


  • Represented Comcast in the regulatory review by DOJ and FCC of its acquisition of NBC Universal.
  • Represented T-Mobile USA, Inc. in a consolidated multi-district antitrust litigation involving 38 complaints filed in 21 states.
  • Represented global IBX provider Equinix, Inc. in regulatory review of its acquisition of Switch & Data.

Professional Liability

  • Represented international law firm in professional liability suit as a result of a public utility bankruptcy. Secured favorable settlement during mediation.