Caitlin Canahai aids clients and litigates disputes across a range of areas within the intellectual property space.

During law school, Caitlin served as a research assistant to leading Notre Dame Law School intellectual property professor, Mark McKenna and served as a legal intern with the school’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. In these roles, she assisted with in-depth research projects related to numerous aspects of intellectual property law and gained experience counseling clients on obtaining trademark and patent protection. She was also actively involved with the school's LGBT Law Forum.

Past Experience

Prior to her time with Faegre Drinker, Caitlin began her legal career as an associate with DLA Piper.

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions



Canisius College
B.A. in Adolescent Education and French, magna cum laude (2014)

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. summa cum laude, Notre Dame Law Review (2019)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Trademark Law in the Age of Alexa
    Speaker, International Trademark Association 141st Annual Meeting, 2019

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • Chicago Women in Intellectual Property


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Notre Dame Law School – Dean Joseph O’Meara Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; Captain William O. McLean Community Citizenship Award; Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in Intellectual Property Law

Awards Methodology

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