United States: Arizona


Ballard Spahr LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Five years since it was established, fast-growing boutique Bacal & Garrison Law Group continues to make strides in Arizona, with sharp, percipient counsel offered at a competitive rate its hallmark. Founder Glenn Spencer Bacal is an Ivy League-educated star litigator with over 30 years’ experience, and is praised for being “diligent about protecting his clients’ rights, but when the situation requires it, he can work with opposing counsel to figure out a solution that will work for both sides”. His partner Sean Garrison is especially popular for data and software concerns. Patrons have complete trust in his abilities: “For conflict issues we know he will take great care of clients and the relationship. He is an excellent lawyer.”
Ballard Spahr LLP
Renowned for the breadth of its IP practice, Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix team boasts wide-ranging industry knowledge and provides tailor-made advice to clients. With just shy of 10,000 marks under its stewardship, the squad clearly has the confidence of brand owners across the country. The side’s nationally recognised litigation practice is on home turf when it comes to handling complex trademark and domain name disputes. With a practice which spans IP transactions and due diligence to trademark infringements, leader of the trademark and copyright group Kimberly Warshawsky has a flair for extracting commercial value from intellectual property.
Bryan Cave LLP
Armed with a phalanx of IP attorneys, Bryan Cave’s Arizona set offers all-encompassing legal services to the Southwestern United States. Its team excels at domestic and international brand launches and dispenses judicious advice when it comes to long-term strategy. “A key player in Arizona” and leader of the IP practice group, George Chen “has a phenomenal reputation. He is incredibly professional and a great advocate with whom you can have a fantastic rapport, even when you’re on the opposing side”. Chen acts as lead counsel for the Universal Technical Institute and takes care of global trademark prosecution for Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, an international manufacturer and distributor of medical products.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
With “a wealth of international expertise”, the lawyers at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie “have an abundance of excellent ideas”. The team “is efficient, possesses outstanding knowledge and experience of trademark law globally and makes clear recommendations that factor in your business considerations and risk tolerance. Its lawyers are easy to communicate with and their judgement is sound – you can trust them implicitly”. Flavia Campbell fronts the non-contentious division. She is the first port of call for Latin American clients in particular, having previously worked as an IP lawyer in Brazil. Acting as a single point of contact for all of her clients’ needs, fellow colleague Jennifer Van Kirk diligently enforces high-profile brands – including an international restaurant franchise and a multibillion-dollar tool manufacturer – and skilfully cares for worldwide portfolios as well. Clients appreciate Van Kirk’s holistic approach: “She provides consistent global trademark strategies and commercially centred advice.”
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Practising law since 1938, Snell & Wilmer is one of Arizona’s largest and oldest firms. This full-service outfit – which has offices across the Southwest – impresses in IP litigation and assists a diverse array of foreign and local clients, including some of the biggest financial services companies and software corporations. Partner Lee Fraley boasts a multifaceted practice, with an emphasis on IP commercialisation and dispute resolution.


Glenn Spencer Bacal - Bacal & Garrison Law Group
George C Chen - Bryan Cave LLP
Flavia Campbell - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
R Lee Fraley - Snell & Wilmer LLP
Sean Garrison - Bacal & Garrison Law Group
Jennifer A Van Kirk - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Kimberly A Warshawsky - Ballard Spahr LLP

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