Shima Roy

Shima S. Roy

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Shima S. Roy is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. She represents clients in both commercial and intellectual property disputes in federal and state courts, arbitration, the International Trade Commission and TTAB. She was named as a "Minority 40 under 40" by the National Law Journal and has served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University Law School for the past 10 years.

Practice Focus

Ms. Roy's principal areas of practice are intellectual property and complex business disputes. She is an experienced trial lawyer and has extensive experience developing strategies and advising clients involved in disputes that span several international jurisdictions.

Representative Legal Matters

Government Investigations
Ms. Roy has unique experience leading companies through forced labor investigations, including developing and executing strategies to manage disputes arising from withhold release orders issued by Customs and Border Patrol.

Patent Disputes
Ms. Roy has patent trial experience in federal courts and the International Trade Commission over a variety of disciplines, including software, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Her recent trial experience includes a jury trial in the Central District of California on behalf of a semiconductor chip manufacturer and gaming company, where Ms. Roy lead a damages team and was instrumental in trial strategy and presentation of complex concepts involving semiconductor chips to the jury. She has also tried patent cases in the International Trade Commission.

Trademark & Copyright Disputes
Ms. Roy advises Fortune 500 companies on global trademark strategy, including anti-counterfeiting and brand protection initiatives. She also has extensive experience representing clients in trademark and copyright disputes, including domain name disputes under the federal Anti-Cybersquatting Act and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Representations include the largest noodle manufacturer in China in trademark and copyright litigation pending in the Eastern District of New York.

Trade Secrets
Ms. Roy has represented domestic and international clients in trade secret litigation, including leading a trial team in one of the first trade secret cases in the International Trade Commission, which resulted in a favorable consent agreement. Representations include a successful defense of trade secret theft of aircraft technology for military aircraft in the United Arab Emirates.

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
Ms. Roy's commercial litigation experience includes arbitration of disputes under both international and US arbitral bodies, including the AAA, ICDR, and LCIA. Representative litigation includes:

  • A case alleging over USD 1 billion in damages for contract and fraud claims relating to a component product integrated in a 911 system.
  • A shareholder dispute involving the sale of interests in a telecommunications company to Eastern European and UK interests.
  • Arbitration on behalf of a major US Commodities Exchange before a three-member AAA panel against a USD 73 million claim alleging breach of a non-disclosure agreement disclosing concepts for derivative products

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Northwestern University Law School - Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy (2009-present)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit~United States (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin~United States (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (1999)
  • Illinois~United States (1999)


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) (1998)
  • Bryn Mawr College (A.B., cum laude) (1996)


  • English