Grace Tuyiringire



Currently admitted in California only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

Grace Tuyiringire is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Trial and Appellate Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on complex patent litigation and has worked on cases involving pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Grace was an associate at a Los Angeles-based firm.

While in law school, Grace was an active participant in the Black Law Students Association and a member of the Richard Lin Inn of Courts. She also worked as a law clerk during the academic year in the Intellectual Property group of a Chicago-based firm.

Upon being admitted to law school, Grace was invited to return to her alma mater, MIT, to serve as Program Coordinator in the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs within the School of Engineering. As a Program Coordinator, Grace oversaw a diverse staff of Institute professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students. She also collaborated with organizations including Google, The MIT Media Lab, Volpe, and The Broad Institute to create engineering-focused enrichment programing.

Prior to law school, Grace worked as a manufacturing scientist at Eli Lilly and Company. There, Grace oversaw the manufacture of an insulin product active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). In that role, she provided synthetic organic and biochemistry expertise while collaborating with manufacturing operations.

During undergrad, Grace conducted research in the Stephen Buchwald Group focused on palladium-catalyzed organic synthesis methods. Grace also interned at the American Meteorological Society where she worked with the World Bank Group, NASA, and NOAA on a hydrometeorological valuation study. On campus, Grace served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry and an academic tutor for the Office of Minority Education.

Grace holds a B.S. in Chemistry from MIT and a J.D. from The University of Chicago.

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University of Chicago Law School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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