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Rachael Peters Pugel

Rachael Peters Pugel

Associate| Phoenix


Rachael Pugel focuses her commercial litigation practice in business, intellectual property and construction litigation. She also has experience in regulatory compliance and government contracting issues.

Rachael has also contributed to Snell & Wilmer’s IP litigation blog, SWIPLit.com.

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Note Editor, Arizona Law Review
    • CALI Award Recipient for the highest grade in Patent Litigation and Arizona Civil Procedure
    • Ares Fellow for Professor William K. Sjostrom
    • Senior Vice President, Business Law Society
    • Social Chair, Law Women’s Association
    • Volunteer, National Lawyers Guild Legal Referral Clinic
  • Arizona State University (M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2011)
  • Arizona State University (B.A., Political Science; B.A., Arts in History, summa cum laude, 2009)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Moeur Award Recipient
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Teach for America, Phoenix Associate Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • Homeless Legal Assistance Project
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Extern to Hon. James A. Soto (2015)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2013 & 2014)
  • Zeitlin & Zeitlin, P.C., Legal Assistant (2011-2012)
  • Teach for America/Desert Spirit Elementary School, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher (2009-2011)
  • Arizona State University, Department of Political Science, Junior Fellow (2009)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona