Stacie L. Ropka, PhD
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Stacie’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, due diligence and client counseling, with an emphasis on the life sciences. Her IP counseling and due diligence experience includes extensive counseling for product development efforts relating to biologics and reconstructive biomaterials, including products that utilize adult stem cells. In addition, Stacie has served on the trial team for several patent lawsuits involving major pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to attending law school, Stacie held a faculty position at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She also spent many years as a research scientist in the fields of neurology, virology and immunology, both at Northwestern University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, and has presented her original research at numerous scientific conferences.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • The American Society for Microbiology
  • The Antibody Society
  • Named on The Center for Biosimilars’ Board of Advisors (2021)


  • Provide IP counseling and due diligence for several life science, biologic and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Trial team member on several patent litigations for major generic pharmaceutical client.


  • Best Lawyers in America (2024)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Justinian Honor Society 
  • Searle Award Recipient
  • Named to "Women Worth Watching 2015" by Profiles in Diversity Journal 
  • Named to "Women Worth Watching in STEM® 2017" by Profiles in Diversity Journal
  • Named a "Remarkable Women in Business" by Hartford Business Journal

Thought Leadership



  • JD, magna cum laude – Syracuse University College of Law (2005)
  • PhD, with Honors – Upstate Medical University (1999)
  • MBA – DePaul University (1987)
  • MS – DePaul University (1984)
  • BS – DePaul University (1982)


  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

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