Finalist

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Young Attorneys 2010: 6-7 years

Graham (Gray) Buccigross is a litigator in Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Team. He focuses on patent infringement suits involving high-tech electronics, computers and the life sciences, representing both patent holders and accused patent infringers. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   

Buccigross has successfully litigated patent infringement actions concerning the electrical and computer arts, including telecommunications, semiconductors, computer software and hardware, and data de-duplication. Representative clients include Marvell Semiconductor, Lenovo, HTC and Quantum Corp.

He has also obtained favorable results in life sciences patent cases. For example, he represented the University of California in litigation against Monsanto Corp., obtaining a settlement, literally on the eve of trial, of more than $200 million for a license to patents covering recombinant bovine growth hormone.  

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Buccigross practiced at Morrison & Foerster, gaining broad litigation experience. Besides patent litigation, his practice there included trade secret/unfair competition litigation, general commercial litigation and employment litigation.

Pro bono work is an integral component of Buccigross’s practice. In 2008, he received the California Bar’s Wiley M. Manuel Award for voluntary provision of legal services to the poor. He has worked with various organizations, including Casa Cornelia, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and the San Diego Office of the Public Defender. 

Buccigross received his B.S. in biology, summa cum laude, from the University of California at San Diego. While at UCSD, he also completed substantial coursework in computer science, advanced mathematics, physics and electrical engineering.

When not doing legal work, Buccigross enjoys spending time with his family, participating in outdoor activities and working on cars.  He is currently building a 1931 Ford hot rod.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2010 Finalists

1-2 years

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Robert Bello

Berman & Riedel LLP

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Shawn Cobb

Latham & Watkins

N. Ben Cramer

Mulligan & Banham

Ahmed Diab

Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.

Dawn Fonseca

Littler Mendelson

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Eric Ganci

Galente Ganci APC

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Kimberly Kirkpatrick

The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck

Araceli Martinez

Law Offices of Araceli Martinez

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Geoffrey Spreter

Law Offices of Alex Schack

3-5 years

Cecilia Brennan

GCR LLP

Marissa Dragoo

GCR LLP

Kriste Draper

Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law

Andrew Gregor

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ben Howard

Neil Dymott

Michael Kinslow

Zalkin Law Firm PC

Maureen Mueller

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Jason Schingler

Worden Williams APC

Daphne Skogen

Herold & Sager

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Shawn Tafreshi

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Ben Wagner

Mintz Levin

Colleen Warren

Lewis & Warren APLC

6-7 years

Andrew Abrams

Fish & Richardson

Elizabeth Barros

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Courtney Bunt

Duane Morris LLP

Ted Fates

Allen Matkins

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Jennifer Hansen

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC

Jeremiah Moffit

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Matt Steiner

Morrison & Foerster

Tamera Weisser

Jones Day

David Zachry

Procopio

Bryan Ziegler

County of San Diego

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Nominations Close: October 20
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