Farella Braun + Martel Names Stephanie Skaff Chair of Intellectual Property Litigation Department
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2012 – Farella Braun + Martel names Partner Stephanie P. Skaff chair of its Intellectual Property Litigation Department.
“Stephanie has served in numerous leadership roles both within the firm and outside the firm,” said firm chairman Steve Lowenthal. “We are confident that she will continue to move our IP practice forward, building on the group’s deep range of large sophisticated cases and clients and talented attorneys.”
Skaff handles complex litigation matters, including patent, copyright, trade secret, licensing, antitrust and other complex commercial disputes. She has litigated cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including database and storage technology, consumer software, DRAM and flash memory, wireless technology, encryption, and internet and search technology. Skaff is the co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Committee and the treasurer of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is a founding member of the Resource Board of the National Association of Women Judges and a former barrister and associate in the Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court. She serves as a lawyer representative to the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Skaff received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1995), where she served as an associate editor for the California Law Review, was admitted to the Order of the Coif, and received the Stephen P. Jameson Award for Scholarship and Advocacy. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business. www.fbm.com
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