Arizona State University Foundation to Co-Name Outstanding 3L Mentor Award After Partner David Nigro


PHOENIX – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that the Arizona State University (ASU) Foundation is co-naming their Outstanding 3L Mentor Award after Phoenix Partner David P. Nigro, for his contributions to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s publication, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.

The ASU Foundation builds partnerships and relationships to help advance ASU’s goals for inclusion, student success, and local and global impact. As shared by the foundation, the naming of this award will allow Nigro’s legacy of support to continue for generations to come, highlighting the importance of this journal at the College of Law. The journal, which is published quarterly, is a forum for the publication and exchange of information about the relationships between law, science, and technology.

Nigro is an intellectual property law partner. He has experience advising clients in patent trademark prosecutions, patent and trademark litigation, and transactions involving intellectual property. Nigro has experience in a variety of industries and technologies including chemical processes and compositions, consumer and pet food production/packaging, composite materials, firearms, firearm accessories, seed and plant biotechnology, renewable/sustainable technologies, compound bows, cross bows, ceramics, aerospace systems, electrical power generation and control, jet engines, nacelles, financial services, and information technologies. Apart from Nigro’s law practice, he is a statewide leader on issues relating to the education of children with sensory disabilities and a national leader in accessible media production and technologies. 

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