Lee Tiedrich

Lee J. Tiedrich


Download V-card

Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5403


Lee Tiedrich brings together an undergraduate education in electrical engineering and over twenty years of legal experience to assist clients on a broad range of intellectual property and technology transaction matters. She has been recognized in Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for patent licensing and transactions for several years and is recommended in Legal 500 for her “ability to identify critical issues” and her “extremely strong work ethic.” Ms. Tiedrich is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

  • Grupo Financiero Banorte, the Mexican financial group, and its affiliate Afore XXI Banorte in the $1.6 billion acquisition of Afore Bancomer from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), the Spanish bank, to create Mexico’s largest pension fund.
  • Meda AB in its acquisition of MidNite, an OTC sleep aid product.
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation in the divestiture of its Healthcare business to affiliates of Veritas Capital for $1.25 billion.
  • National Geographic Society in the sale of its Hampton Brown school publishing business to Cengage Learning, Inc.
  • King Pharmaceuticals in its $3.6 billion merger with Pfizer.
  • Medarex in its $2.4 billion merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Honors and Rankings

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2013-2015)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012-2015)
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 US for IP - Patent Licensing and Transactional (2010-2015)
  • Recommend by Legal 500 Intellectual Property - Trademarks: Non-contentious - Full Coverage (2013-2014)

Pro Bono

  • Learning and Leadership in Families, Inc. (d/b/a LearnLead), an organization that supports school readiness and success in the early grades.
  • "The State of the District of Columbia Public Schools 2010: A Five Year Update," Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (August 2010), Co-Author
  • The publisher of Checkbook Magazine in connection its PatientCentral website.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Visitors for the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering 
  • Work Life Law Center, UC Hastings College of the Law, Board Member
  • Women's Bar Association of DC, member of host committee for 2013 annual dinner
  • The ABA Section of Science and Technology, Past Council Member and Committee Chair
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, past Co-Chair of the Online Communications Committee

Publications and Speeches

  • "Managing the Big Legal Issues with Big Data," Covington Webinar (5/3/2012)
  • Presentations at the Marcus Evans Software Conference on Software, Patents and Technology Licensing Matters (2005)
  • Presentation before the DC Women’s Bar Association on Strategies for Improving the Retention of Women Lawyers (Winter 2006)
  • "Moving to the Cloud: Privacy and Other Key Considerations for Healthcare Entities," Life Sciences Essentials Webinar Series (5/13/2015)
  • "The Communications Act - A Legislative History of Major Amendments 1934-1996," Pike & Fisher (1999), Author
  • "Competitive Bidding and Personal Communications Services - A New Paradigm for FCC Licensing," 3 CommLaw Conspectus 17, Catholic University (Winter 1995), Co-Author
Print PDF Word Version Print this page

Covington eHealth Blog