Drew A. Hillier
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Drew litigates complex intellectual property cases and high-stakes commercial disputes. Drew graduated first in his class and was Editor-in-Chief of the law review at the University of Connecticut School of Law, which he attended on a full-tuition merit scholarship. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned his BA, summa cum laude.

Drew joined Axinn as a summer associate. He returned to Axinn's Intellectual Property group as an associate in 2016, following a clerkship with Judge Michael P. Shea of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He served previously as a judicial intern to Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Drew is an active member of an alumni leadership committee for Saint Louis University. In his pro bono practice, Drew tries civil rights cases by judicial appointment in federal district court.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Shea of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (2015 – 2016)

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Provost Scholar
  • Connecticut Scholar: full tuition merit scholarship
  • Philosophy Departmental Honors

Education

  • JD, highest honors – University of Connecticut School of Law (2015)
  • BA, summa cum laude – Saint Louis University (2010)
  • Diplôme Universitaire de Langue et de Culture Françaises – Université Catholique de Lyon (2009)

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • US District Court District of Connecticut
  • US District Court Southern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit