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Deborah Mallgrave

Deborah Mallgrave

Counsel| Orange County


Deb Mallgrave concentrates her practice in business litigation and intellectual property disputes. She represents both large and small businesses in small and complex disputes, involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, business contracts, unfair competition, antitrust, environmental and other business matters.

  • Vermont Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)
    • Managing Editor, Vermont Law Review
    • Dean's Fellow
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, 1994)
  • State Bar of California
    • Litigation Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association, OC Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • The Esquire Network (TEN), Costa Mesa Group, Moderator
  • Snell & Wilmer, Pro Bono Committee (Orange County), Chair
  • Snell & Wilmer, Hiring Committee
  • "Hidden Pitfalls in Commonly Negotiated Provisions in Key Business Documents," Co-Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (Southern California Chapter), Long Beach, CA (June 15, 2016)
  • "The Hidden Benefits of Pro Bono," Author, ABA Woman Advocate Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Fall 2013)
  • "Addressing Conflicts of Interest as In-House Counsel," Speaker, Snell & Wilmer and Thomson Reuters Harbor Cruise, Newport Beach, CA (October 10, 2013)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service, State Bar of California (2006, 2009-2015)
  • Attorney of the Year, Public Law Center (2009)
  • Public Law Center
    • Board of Directors (2013-2015)
    • Executive Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit