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Tacy F. Flint


TACY FLINT’s practice spans a wide range of legal issues, including antitrust law, federal preemption, state and federal tax law, securities laws, injunction standards, contract disputes, federal jurisdiction and the First Amendment. A member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate and Intellectual Property Litigation teams, she has authored numerous briefs involving patent, copyright and trade secret law, as well as appellate briefs and critical motions in major commercial and constitutional cases in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Tacy has also argued in state and federal courts of appeals. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Representative cases have included:

  • In the U.S. Supreme Court, won a ruling that a railroad could challenge a discriminatory state tax under the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act, reversing a decision from the Eleventh Circuit.
  • In a multimillion-dollar copyright and trade secret case, obtained dismissal of the complaint before a district court, successfully defended the dismissal on appeal to the Seventh Circuit, and won attorneys’ fees.
  • In the Federal Circuit, succeeded in having an award of more than $500 million in patent infringement damages vacated and case remanded for a new trial.
  • In a case in the Seventh Circuit concerning a novel interpretation of the Class Action Fairness Act, won judgment that class action had been properly removed to federal court.
  • In appeals before the D.C. and Eleventh Circuits, won reversal of two separate district court judgments and prevented disclosure of private financial information under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • In two separate cases, won dismissal under Rule 12(b)(6) of federal and state antitrust claims against regional trade associations.

Strong advocacy on behalf of clients has earned Tacy acknowledgement in a number of industry publications, including Law360.

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