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University College London (UCL), B.Sc. (Hons)

Human Genetics (2000)

BPP Law School

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PgDL) (2001)

Bar Vocational Course (BVC) (2002)

Columbia Law School, LL.M. (2008) 

Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar


New York


England and Wales (Barrister)


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico


Commercial Mediation Training, NYSBA (2021)
Adv. Course on Arbitration and Mediation Procedure

          under WIPO Rules (2021)


Super Lawyers®: Energy & Natural Resources, New York

Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences - Patent Litigation 
2017-2020, 2023




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Corinne Atton is the co-author of the 2023 chapter on the Law and Procedure of International Arbitration in the U.S. in Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2023.​

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Corinne E. Atton

+1 347-773-3883 (Direct)


Corinne E. Atton has extensive experience advising clients in complex, high-stakes commercial and patent litigations, and international arbitrations.  She has advised on a wide variety of disputes, concerning a broad array of technologies, and has a particular focus on issues raised by climate change.  


Corinne also has extensive experience litigating high-stakes U.S. interstate and transboundary water disputes, and is currently a Special Assistant Attorney General to the State of New Mexico in its long-running dispute with the State of Texas concerning the Rio Grande.  

Corinne is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney.  She has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and various U.S. district courts.  She has also represented clients in inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the administrative law body of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). 


Corinne formerly practiced as a barrister in England and Wales where she represented clients in high-stakes patent, trademark, commercial litigation, and international arbitration matters.  While working in the U.K., Corinne represented clients before the Court of Appeal (England and Wales), the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.  Corinne remains dual-qualified and is able to represent clients in matters concerning English law. 


Before joining Draper & Draper, Corinne was a litigator for more than a decade at WilmerHale in London and New York, at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, and at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto (now Venable LLP) in New York. 


Corinne has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Human Genetics from University College London (UCL), and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. 


Corinne is admitted to the bar in the States of New York and Massachusetts, and is admitted to the bar of England and Wales.  She has rights of audience before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, S.D.N.Y, E.D.N.Y, the District of New Mexico; and before all courts in England and Wales, including the U.K. Supreme Court.    


International Arbitration:

  • Counsel for Professor George A. Bermann (Gellhorn Professor of Law and Monnet Professor in European Union Law, Columbia Law School), Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Petition For Writ of Certiorari, Beijing Shougang Mining Investment Company, Ltd., et al., v. Mongolia, 21-1244 (U.S. Supreme Court)

  • Representing various entities in enforcement actions of foreign arbitral awards and in vacatur petitions before U.S. district courts

  • Represented a leading international luxury brand in an IP and franchise dispute with a Middle Eastern franchisee in an ICDR administered arbitration

  • Represented a Central Asian state-owned electric utility in a dispute concerning a hydroelectric plant in an ICC arbitration seated in Dubai 

Natural Resources - Transboundary Water Disputes:

  • Currently Special Assistant Attorney General to the State of New Mexico in Texas v. New Mexico & Colorado, No. 141 Orig., U.S. Supreme Court (2024)

  • International Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Neither Party, State of Mississippi v. State of Tennessee et al., No. 143 Orig., U.S. Supreme Court (2021)

Other Supreme Court Litigation:

  • Counsel for Professors Joost Blom, K.C. and Dr. Aubin Calvert, Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Petition For Writ of Certiorari, Falkbuilt Ltd., et al., v. DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc., et al., 23-131 (U.S. Supreme Court)

  • Counsel of Record, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Amicus Curiae Brief in the Support of Petition For Writ Of Certiorari, Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Svcs., LLC, No. 19-430, U.S. Supreme Court* 

Patent & IP Litigation:

  • Certain Child Carriers, Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1154, 337-TA-1154 (U.S. International Trade Commission)*

  • Astellas Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC et al., 1:16-cv-905 (D. Del.)*

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical et al., 1:14-cv-1043 (D. Del.)*

  • Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research, 14-1695 (Fed. Cir.)*

  • Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., et al., 1:10-cv-00910 (E. D. Va.); 13-1212 (Fed. Cir. 2014)*

  • Jay, M.D. v. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. et al., 1:13-cv-08137 (S.D.N.Y.)*

  • Sciele Pharma Inc., et al. v. Lupin Ltd., et. al., 1:09-cv-00037 (D. Del.); 12-1228 (Fed. Cir. 2012)*

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Actavis Inc. et al., 1:12-cv-366 (D. Del.)*

  • GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Anchen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al., 1:11-cv-46 (D. Del.)*

  • Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. CR Bard Inc. et al., 1:09-cv-00264 (D. Del.)*

  • Fenner Investments, Ltd. v. Dell, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., 6:08-cv-273 (E.D. Tex.)*

  • Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Berry Floor N.V. [2005] EWCA Civ 1292 (U.K. Court of Appeal)*

  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. v. Remington Consumer Prod. Ltd. [2006] EWCA Civ 16 (U.K. Court of Appeal)*

USPTO PTAB Proceedings:

  • IPR2020-00165 (Bausch Health Companies Inc. v. Flow Pharma Inc.)*

  • IPR2018-00079 (Sawai USA, Inc. v. Astellas Pharma Inc.)*

  • IPR2016-00078 (Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v Novartis AG)*

       *Experience prior to joining Draper & Draper LLC


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