Christine Pompa is Senior Patent Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Company. She is the lead patent lawyer responsible for developing and managing the strategy for the company’s global patent portfolio and drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology agreements for the company’s research and development function. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Christine was a partner at Fitch Even, a boutique IP firm. There, Christine was a litigator with trial experience whose practice focused principally on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation as well as opinion counseling and technology transactions.
Christine is an active member of the legal community. She was President of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago. She also has served on the Board for the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago.
Christine is passionate about diversity and inclusion. She served on the steering committee to start-up the Chicago Chapter for ChIPs (a national organization dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of technology, law, and policy) and on the Corporate Committee for Chicago Women in IP.
Christine is committed to incorporating pro bono services into her practice. She has represented low-income clients in guardianship proceedings and civil actions through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and has provided legal services through Lawyers for the Creative Arts. She also serves as the Treasurer of a local arts organization in her local community, the Comfort Station Logan Square, which is a non-profit organization that provides multidisciplinary arts programming that is open and accessible to everyone.