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The POWER List 2022: Sandra J. “Sandy” Wunderlich

Sandra J. WunderlichTucker Ellis, St. Louis

Recommended in the World Trademark Review 1000 for 2021 and 2022, Sandy Wunderlich has proven that she knows what it takes to get difficult jobs done. Focusing on intellectual property litigation, she has been the lead trial counsel in a dozen jury and bench trials. She has handled appeals in the highest appellate courts at both the state and federal level.

Over the past 25-plus years, Wunderlich has represented large pharmaceutical manufacturers, agricultural and industrial manufacturers, a Fortune 50 company, and large national banks and credit arms of Fortune 100 companies in mass tort and product liability, medical device and pharmaceutical liability, financial services litigation and other complex litigation.

Her high-profile cases include:

  • Defended a major sporting goods manufacturer in an action accusing it of infringement of knee saver and obtained summary judgment in favor of client. Following appeal to the Federal Circuit, the court unanimously affirmed the decision within 24 hours of the oral argument.
  • Represented a food and beverage manufacturer in trademark infringement and cybersquatting litigation against another beverage manufacturer.
  • Counseled a cosmetics company through the process of recalling products from the market and FDA’s subsequent investigation of effectiveness of recall.
  • Defending a large international pharmaceutical company against allegations of public nuisance, fraud, and unjust enrichment related to prescription opioid medications in multiple states.

Early in her career, Wunderlich served as the first judicial clerk to the Honorable Elwood L. Thomas of the Missouri Supreme Court.

A popular speaker, Wunderlich presents webinars and speaks at conferences worldwide on a variety of intellectual property topics. In July 2022, she presented “Challenges and Strategies for Brand Enforcement in E-Commerce and Beyond” at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany.

Currently, she chairs the Defense Research Institute’s Women in Law Committee. She also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Franklin County, Missouri.

Wunderlich earned her law degree from the University of Missouri in 1991.

The POWER List: Intellectual Property Law 2022