Counselor, advocate and litigator Dr. Juanita DeLoach holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Juanita is committed to adding value to clients and colleagues alike by designing creative and actionable strategies that protect even the most sophisticated innovations.
Juanita advises on a variety of matters, with a focus on safeguarding and protecting IP rights through trademarks and patents, patent and trade secret litigation, and inter partes review proceedings. In addition, she is skilled in performing IP due diligence for litigation funding transactions.
Juanita also is a member of the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
Juanita provides technical assistance and legal counsel for various technologies, including LED technologies, semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuits, mobile phones, optical switches, angioplasty technologies and financial services. She is best known for her intelligence when it comes to understanding new technologies and applying the law accordingly.
Notably, Juanita worked as a process engineer at Texas Instruments before becoming a lawyer. Juanita’s frontline experience as an engineer allows her to understand client challenges from their distinct perspective, an advantage to those she serves across many technological disciplines.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Juanita worked as an associate at Dentons US LLP and Jones Day. She also served as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 2017.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Texas Bar College
Member, Network of Empowered Women (NEW) Roundtable
Member, J.L. Turner Legal Association
Lifetime member, National Society of Black Engineers
Member, State Bar of Texas’ IP Law Section Women and Minority Scholarship Diversity Committee
Board member, Girls Embracing Mothers (GEM), Inc.
Board member, Dallas Summer Musicals Associate Producers
Member, Texas Women’s Foundation, The XIX Society
Member, Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee
Board member, High-Tech High Heels
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
The National Black Lawyers Top 100, Texas, 2019
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017
NSBE Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Ten Women of Color in STEM Award, 2017