Christine Ranney is an associate in the Denver office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. She focuses on patent and appellate litigation and is knowledgeable across a range of arts and practices, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. Christine has experience in all phases of litigation from pre-suit diligence to appeal, including managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, working with experts, drafting dispositive motions, arguing discovery motions, Markman hearings, and pre- and post-trial motions, conducting direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses at trial, and drafting appellate briefs. She has participated in two ANDA bench trials, an ITC trial, and a jury trial, and secured favorable results for her clients in each, including most recently in two multi-billion dollar biotech litigations. She also has substantial experience handling proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes review and post-grant review petitions, often in parallel with ongoing high-stakes litigation.
Christine is recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Appellate Practice, Life Sciences Practice, and Litigation – Patent and has been listed in the publication since 2022.
Christine recently served as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before her clerkship, she was an analyst in a leadership development program at Merck & Co. Christine received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering, in Chemical Engineering, in 2008 from Princeton University.
Christine is admitted to practice law in the States of California and Colorado and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
New York University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Princeton University - 2008 BS in Engineering