GWEN HOCHMAN STEWART, counsel in Sidley’s Chicago office, practices in the firm’s IP Litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex patent litigation and additional experience in copyright litigation and other technology-intensive matters. Gwen has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mobile computing, communications networking, consumer electronics, software, construction materials, automotive technologies, professional services and fine art. She has experience litigating in various forums, including federal district and appellate courts as well as the United States International Trade Commission. She also has experience obtaining results for clients through various forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Committed to serving pro bono clients, Gwen has received both the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (May 2014) and the Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement from Sidley Austin LLP (Feb. 2014). These awards recognize Gwen’s work in bringing the copyright-infringement action Suarez v. Glassner, et al. (N.D. Ill.) on behalf of a local artist.
Gwen welcomes opportunities to speak on topics pertaining to her practice, and a list of her recent talks and seminars may be found below.
Gwen actively participates in several professional and community organizations, including through leadership roles with Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the Harvard Alumni Association.
Before joining the firm, Gwen clerked for the Honorable William Alsup at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. During law school, Gwen served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
Gwen has working proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.