September 04, 2018

Elizabeth Cowan Wright Selected as Federal Magistrate Judge for U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Faegre Baker Daniels partner Elizabeth (Liz) Cowan Wright has been selected to serve as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

In her practice at FaegreBD, Wright focused on patent and complex intellectual property litigation, counseling clients during various phases of litigation, including merits/pre-suit investigations, discovery and non-dispositive motions, claim construction, dispositive motions, trial and appeal. She litigated patent cases across the United States, including in the District of Minnesota, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Western District of Wisconsin.

Wright also maintained an active pro bono practice and recently represented two detained immigrants in connection with petitions for cancellation of removal.

In addition, Wright taught a patent litigation course at the University of Minnesota Law School and is co-author on the course textbook.

Prior to joining FaegreBD, Wright worked for five years as an engineer at 3M, where she had product and process responsibility for the manufacturing of components supplied to original-automotive equipment manufacturers.

She earned a law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian. Wright received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering with distinction at Iowa State University.
Joel Runck

Public Relations Coordinator

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