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About Jill

Jill Hecht focuses her practice on technology and intellectual property law. She advises clients on a range of patent and trademark matters, as well as strategies related to multi-national intellectual property and patent portfolios. Her representations includes utility and design patent prosecution regarding the chemical and mechanical arts, specifically in the oil and gas, chemical processing, waste water, pollution control, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Jill also has experience in design patents and freedom-to-operate searches. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Jill’s background and prior work experience at Fortune 500 energy companies brings a unique perspective to her practice. Prior to joining Bracewell, Jill worked for seven years in environmental compliance and permitting, a role that required her to balance both the engineering and business goals of the company with regulatory compliance demands. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.



University of Houston Law Center,
Missouri University of Science and Technology,
B.S., Environmental Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




University of Houston Law Center
Houston Journal of International Law
Missouri University of Science and Technology, S&T Inspirational Woman of the Year Award; Chapter of Society of Women Engineers, President, Vice President and Treasurer