Erin Kautz
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While conducting organic chemistry research in her last year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erin realized that she loved the sciences – but didn’t want to spend her professional life inside a lab. The concept of combining chemistry and the law definitely appealed to her; the decision to head to law school and focus on intellectual property law was an easy one.

Erin specializes in patent litigation relating to pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical products. Erin relies on her background in organic chemistry to inform her work.

“We are dedicated to winning, but we’re most dedicated to doing the best job for the client,” Erin says. “It’s empowering to know we’re all on the same page.”

“My focus on the business of IP law helped me see that I was very much attracted to litigation,” Erin says. “And coming to Green Griffith was a very easy decision; the emphasis on the entire team all working in sync with clients to reach the clients’ goals and creating those long-term relationships with clients makes for a very cohesive process where we can all give our best efforts.”

Before coming to Green Griffith full-time, Erin served as a summer associate for the firm in 2018. That experience and the mentoring by Green Griffith partners solidified her goal of joining the firm and becoming a member of the dynamic litigation team.



University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude
       Wisconsin Law Review, Symposium Editor
Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship Recipient
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., chemistry

Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, No. 78,291

Named in the Illinois Rising Stars list, as published in Illinois Super Lawyers, 2021

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