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Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

3-5 years

Karen G. Potter is a patent attorney focusing her practice on aspects of intellectual property law in the biotechnology and life science fields, including patent preparation, prosecution, diligence and counseling of clients. She advocates for and counsels clients in patent strategy with a balanced and considered view of the patents laws in the United States and international jurisdictions. Her knowledge of patent systems, and her technical expertise in molecular and cell biology and immunology, enable her to quickly grasp complex technologies and propose patent strategies that are of value to clients. Potter represents small and midsize biotechnology companies and has contributed to the issuance of numerous patents in the United States and international jurisdictions on behalf of the clients she represents.

Potter is active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where she is a member of the biotechnology committee and active on various subcommittees. Potter also publishes on intellectual property-related issues that impact the biotechnology community. 

As part of the national Street Law program, Potter led a team of attorneys/paralegals from McKenna, Long & Aldridge in educating students at Crawford High School about Trademark Law. At MLA, she helped organize a donation drive for Halloween costumes on behalf of students at Monarch School, a school dedicated to educating homeless youths. Potter also heads the associates committee in her office and serves on the firmwide associates committee. She actively participates in MLA’s San Diego/Orange County women’s steering committee.

Potter graduated magna cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2010, which she attended part-time while working full-time as a patent agent. She also is a Ph.D. scientist with a graduate degree from Duke University in cell and molecular biology, and has post-doctoral research experience from the La Jolla Institute for allergy and immunology. The results of her research have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has presented her results at national scientific meetings.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2014

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 2014 Finalists

1-2 years

Wana Bernales

The Bernales Law Firm

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Irina Doliner

Gruenberg Law

David Gibbs

Law Offices of David B. Gibbs

Kira Guisto

Frantz Law Group

Amy Hsiao

Hsiao Law

James Kaen

HarrisKaen

Sasha Kamfiroozie

Law Offices of Hickman & Robinson LLP

Matthew Odgers

Law Offices of Matthew W. Odgers

Ronza Rafo

The Law Office of Ronza J. Rafo

Patrick Raue

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

Parisima Roshanzamir

Gomez Trial Attorneys

Irina Sherbak

Law Offices of Irina Sherbak APC

Jayme Simpson

Simpson-Myrick LLP

Aisha Williams

Qualcomm Inc.

3-5 years

Lauren Bates

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

Jeff Boerneke

Latham & Watkins LLP

Elizabeth Call

Green Bryant & French LLP

John Clayton

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc.

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Jason Evans

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Jenn French

Leventhal Law Firm

Jordon Harlan

Berman & Riedel

Nicole Heeder

Law & [M]ocean

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

Pejman Kharrazian

Epsten Grinnell & Howell APC

Jonathan Liu

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Stacey O’Neill

Jurewitz Law Group

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Ian Schuler

Lorber, Greenfield & Polito LLP

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Lisa Yun

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

6-7 years

Amanda Allen

Aguirre Allen Law

Rebecca Blain

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jennifer Casler-Goncalves

Latham & Watkins LLP

Caroline Choi

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP

Emily Fox

Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP

Jose Garcia

Christensen & Spath LLP

Fernando Landa

Crosbie, Gliner, Schiffman, Southard & Swanson LLP

Lisa Magorien

Andrews, Lagasse, Branch & Bell LLP

Alexander Maniscalco

The Loftin Firm P.C.

John McCarthy

Law Offices of John F. McCarthy

George Miller

Shustak & Partners P.C.

Dwayne Stein

Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie

Michael Weitz

Blanchard, Krasner & French

Craig Wendland

The Frost Firm

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 15
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 12
Finalists Notified November 14
Sponsorship/Advertising December 12
Publication December 18

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Timothy Hutter, Allen Matkins

Associate at Allen Matkins San Diego, Timothy Hutter's drive and passion for law have earned him recognition as a top Young Attorney for 2012 by The Daily Transcript.

Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.