Rachael Pugel focuses her commercial litigation practice on intellectual property, technology, and complex business litigation. Her case experience includes trademark infringement and validity, patent licensing agreements, copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and domain name disputes. Rachael also has experience in TCPA, products liability, defamation, tortious interference, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and financial services litigation.
Rachael has litigated intellectual property and commercial matters before federal district and state courts, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the American Arbitration Association.
Through her pro-bono activities, Rachael has experience in representing clients in juvenile adoption and immigration removal proceedings. 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)