OCBA Member Deborah Gubernick Joins Snell & Wilmer

OCBA member Deborah Gubernick has joined Snell & Wilmer's Orange County office as a partner in the intellectual property and technology, and commercial litigation groups.

Ms. Gubernick helps small and large clients protect and defend their brands and business in the U.S. and abroad. She has litigated cases in state and federal courts and has handled over 100 matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Gubernick routinely litigates trademark, copyright and trade secret cases, as well as cases involving false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition and more. She has negotiated assignments, settlements, trademark co-existence agreements and licenses involving household brand names, high-end retailers, famous clothing brands, national sports leagues and more. Ms. Gubernick has provided IP due diligence support on multi-million dollar and billion-dollar transactions and routinely provides strategic counseling and assistance for her clients’ global trademark portfolios.

“Debbie’s extensive skills and knowledge in the trademark prosecution and litigation areas will be great assets to our firm,” said Ketan Vakil, administrative partner of Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County office. “And her depth of experience across various industries will help clients navigate the myriad risks inherent in conducting business locally, nationally and globally.”

Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Ms. Gubernick served as a shareholder at Call & Jensen in Newport Beach where she oversaw the trademark prosecution practice and litigated trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. Before moving over to Call & Jensen, Ms. Gubernick spent several years at Latham & Watkins.