Caroline Edsall Littleton is a former Supreme Court clerk who practices in the fields of international commercial and investment arbitration.
Caroline currently represents Canadian and Dutch companies in an ICSID arbitration against Kazakhstan as well as four Turkish claimants in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan. She also has represented Japanese, Saudi Arabian, and U.S. companies in ICC arbitrations in the agricultural, construction, defense, shipping, and telecommunications sectors.
In addition, Caroline has authored dispositive motions and appellate briefs for submission in U.S. courts.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Caroline served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Anita B. Brody. She also completed an internship at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
DIRECTV and component manufacturers prevail on summary judgment in patent infringement case
Jones Day representing The DIRECTV Group, Inc., as well as numerous manufacturers of components used in DIRECTV's systems, prevailed by obtaining summary judgment rulings holding: (1) that a covenant not to sue between DIRECTV and Global was breached by Global's filing of this lawsuit; and (2) that the component manufacturers did not infringe Global's patents.
IPO's amicus curiae brief embraced by Federal Circuit ruling that laches remain relevant to patent cases
In its September 18, 2015 decision in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products, the en banc Federal Circuit ruled that laches retained a role in patent infringement suits – a position advanced by the Intellectual Property Owners Association amicus curiae brief, which had been authored by lawyers at Jones Day.
- October 2015Federal Circuit's En Banc Decision Expands Role of Laches
- University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (LL.M. in French and European Law 2014; mention très bien); Yale University (J.D. 2010; Notes Editor, Yale Law Journal; Articles Editor, Yale Journal of International Law; B.A. in History summa cum laude 2006, with distinction in major; Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
- Law Clerk to: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2012-2013); Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2011-2012); and Judge Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010-2011)
- French and Spanish