Orange County Business Journal Selects Snell & Wilmer Partner Deborah Gubernick as a Nominee for the 2023 Women in Business Awards


ORANGE COUNTY – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Partner Deborah Gubernick has been selected as a nominee for Orange County Business Journal’s 2023 Women in Business Awards. According to the publication, the awards recognize exceptional businesswomen who have made significant contributions to their organizations, their professions, and the Orange County community. Winners will be announced on October 5, 2023, during the 2023 Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program

Gubernick is a partner in the firm's intellectual property and commercial litigation groups. She helps small and large clients protect and defend their brands and business in the United States and abroad. She has litigated cases in state and federal courts and has handled over 100 matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 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. Gubernick has provided IP diligence support on multi-million dollar and billion-dollar transactions and routinely provides strategic counseling and assistance for her clients’ global trademark portfolios. She received her J.D. from University of San Diego Law School and her B.A. from Bigham Young University.

Gubernick is an active member in the Intellectual Property Section of both the Orange County Bar Association and American Bar Association. She has been recognized by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing as an Orange County Inspirational Women Awards Nominee (2023) and an Inspirational Women Leadership Awards Nominee (2022). Gubernick was selected for inclusion in the World Trademark Review 1000 (2022-2023), and recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, in the categories Top Women Attorneys of Southern California, Business Litigation (2014, 2016) and Intellectual Property and Technology (2013-2015).

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