Aisha Mahmood Haley
Aisha Mahmood Haley is counsel at Caldwell Cassady & Curry, focusing her practice on complex business litigation and patent disputes.
Aisha has represented clients before federal district and appellate courts in cases covering a broad range of cutting-edge technologies. She has extensive experience in all phases of high-value and complex litigation, including case strategy, motions practice, fact and expert witness depositions, all aspects of the pretrial process, fact and expert witness trial examinations, and post-trial and appellate briefing.
Before joining Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Aisha spent four years as a judicial law clerk — two with the Hon. Robert W. Schroeder III in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and two with the Hon. Alan D. Lourie at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. During her clerkship, Judge Schroeder presided over the second-largest number of patent cases in the country, and Aisha assisted with 17 trials.
After her clerkships, Aisha spent over two years in an elite litigation boutique where she continued developing her expertise in commercial and patent trial work. Most recently, Aisha was an integral member of a trial team that secured a $15 million jury verdict in the Northern District of California, including drafting post-trial briefing that nearly doubled the judgment.
A member of the State Bar of Georgia and the District of Columbia Bar, Aisha is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board for the Virginia Tax Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia, where she was a Bernard Ramsey Honor Scholar, U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholar, and Benjamin Gilman International Scholar.
Aisha is an active member of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court and has served as an Inn Administrator since 2018. She also serves on the Board of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association.
The Hon. Alan D. Lourie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Hon. Robert W. Schroeder III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Not yet admitted to the Texas Bar. Work conducted in Texas is directly supervised by a member of the Texas bar, is limited to federal law, courts or agencies, or is otherwise authorized by law.
State Bar of Georgia
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Brad Caldwell is a trial lawyer who focuses on patent infringement and complex commercial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. His courtroom success before judges, juries, and arbitration panels includes cases involving digital media, telecommunications and computer networking, data security, computer imaging, medical devices, enterprise software, banking technology, and oilfield services.
He has been named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer magazine two different times based on record-setting patent infringement verdicts against Apple Inc. Those jury awards of $625.6 million and $302 million were ranked as the 6th and 9th largest verdicts in the nation during 2016. The year prior, Caldwell helped Smartflash LLC win a $532.9 million verdict against Apple that was the year’s top Texas verdict and the largest intellectual property verdict in the U.S., ranking third nationwide overall.
Before starting his legal career, Caldwell worked for a year as an electrical engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, where he obtained a top-secret security clearance and was awarded multiple merit-based citations.
In addition to earning a spot in The Best Lawyers in America since 2016, Mr. Caldwell has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America since 2014. He also has earned selection to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list since 2015, including being named in 2019 as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the affiliated Texas Rising Stars list (2006-2009, 2011-2015) based on his work in patent cases. His role in helping a client win a $250 million patent verdict was featured in a 2009 profile article published by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, Mr. Caldwell was named a leading U.S. patent litigator by the publishers of The Legal 500, and he previously was honored by D Magazine in its annual listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40.
Mr. Caldwell is licensed to practice before all Texas and New York state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to the formation of Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Mr. Caldwell was a principal at McKool Smith. At the University of Texas School of Law, he received the Dean’s Achievement Award in Patent Litigation. Before attending law school, Mr. Caldwell earned a degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He now serves as a member of the electrical engineering department’s External Advisory & Development Council. During an externship from Texas A&M, Mr. Caldwell worked for a year as an electrical engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, where he obtained a top-secret security clearance and was awarded multiple merit-based citations.
- Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (2019) – Texas Lawyer newspaper
- U.S. Firm to Watch (2018) – Managing Intellectual Property magazine
- Texas Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (2017) – Texas Lawyer
- #1 U.S. Plaintiffs’ Patent Firm – IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
- Top 100 U.S. Verdicts of 2016 (3 verdicts) – The National Law Journal/VerdictSearch
- #1 Texas Intellectual Property Verdict (2016) – The National Law Journal/VerdictSearch
- Top 50 Recoveries (2015-2016) – The National Law Journal
- Best Law Firms (2017) – The Best Lawyers in America/U.S. News & World Report
- Top Patent Damage Awards Won Since 2000 (2015) – Law360
- Top 100 U.S. Verdicts of 2015 – The National Law Journal/VerdictSearch
- #1 Texas Intellectual Property Verdict (2015) – The National Law Journal/VerdictSearch