Finalist

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Young Attorneys 2010: 6-7 years

Lara Garner is an associate at Fish & Richardson, where she practices in the area of patent litigation in a variety of technology fields. Representative matters include defending Microsoft in Lucent v. Microsoft No. 07-CV-2000 H (S.D. Cal.) in a patent trial relating to MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and VC-1 video compression. The case was tried to a jury verdict. The jury found the asserted claim of Lucent's video patent invalid and not infringed. Garner represented Dimension One in Dimension One Spas v. Coverplay (S.D. Cal.), was successful in overcoming Coverplay’s defense of inequitable conduct in a bench trial, and won summary judgment of infringement.

Garner has served as chairwoman of Fish & Richardson’s Litigation Associates Advisory Committee and was chosen by her peers to serve as associate liaison, to work to identify issues of import to the associates and work with the firm’s management to address them.

In addition, Garner has shown a commitment to pro bono, representing plaintiffs in class action regarding the provision of medical care. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that care must be provided to the working poor who can afford to pay for some, but not all, of their treatment (2007 WL 1489313).

Garner was honored with the 2009 Fair Shake Award by the Western Center on Law and Poverty for her work toward improving health care services for indigent residents of San Diego. Garner was the first law firm associate to receive the Fair Shake Award.

Garner received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2004, and her bachelor’s with highest distinction, and the departmental citation in philosophy, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001.

Garner is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. She is a member of the American Bar Association and San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

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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