The Daily Journal has recognized Palo Alto partner Catherine Polizzi, Los Angeles partner Bita Rahebi, and San Francisco partner Stefani Shanberg as Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in its 2022 edition.
Marking the 13th consecutive year of recognition on this list, Catherine Polizzi is an undeniable leader in the space. She helps emerging and established companies through the challenging process of obtaining patents, and provides strategic, effective portfolio counseling and management, as well as strategic advice surrounding freedom of operation and other forms of IP assessment. Catherine’s work for clients Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, and a plethora of prominent start-ups highlight her vigorous, creative, and ultra-effective approach to IP strategy and challenges, risk assessment, and due diligence across the country and around the globe. Catherine was also recently recognized as a Top Healthcare Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal.
Bita Rahebi is the co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Group and the cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group. As a trial lawyer, Bita is recognized for zealously representing her clients’ interests. She brings an ability to explain complicated issues to juries and judges, a skill honed through years of experience working with cutting-edge technologies. She has obtained a complete defense victory as lead trial lawyer, invalidated numerous patents, and also obtained winning results for plaintiffs. Bita also successfully tried criminal jury matters at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, securing a guilty verdict for every trial.
Highlighted as a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer every year since 2011, Stefani Shanberg is a long-term advisor to multiple of the top five technology companies in America. Stefani is the head of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco litigation department and has successfully litigated technology cases in dozens of federal courts and in the International Trade Commission (ITC). She is regularly recognized as a leading IP litigator and as among the top women in technology law. She recently represented Leviton Manufacturing in the International Trade Commission’s first ever virtual trial, serves as lead counsel defending Amazon in several investigations before the ITC, and serves as lead counsel for Spotify, lululemon, and NortonLifeLock in on-going district court litigation.