Irina Vaynerman is a legal strategist and advocate who represents clients in patent and other complex intellectual property litigation. Irina’s experience litigating and as a federal law clerk help her identify, craft and present compelling legal arguments on behalf of clients, both at the trial and appellate levels.
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Irina worked for Deborah Gordon Law, litigating civil rights, constitutional and employment discrimination cases.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. Diana E. Murphy, 2015-2016
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Susan Richard Nelson, 2014-2015


Yale Law School
J.D. Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal (submissions editor) (2014)

Harvard University
B.A. in Social Studies, magna cum laude (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Chapter 15: Federal Equal Protection
    Co-author, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace, 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association — Diversity Committee
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, 2010-11
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