The Century City Bar Association presented Adrian Pruetz with its 2016 Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer of the Year award at the association’s 48th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, on March 30, 2016. Ms. Pruetz was recognized for her accomplishments in the field of intellectual property litigation and for her leadership in the legal community.
About Adrian Pruetz
Adrian Pruetz, head of Glaser Weil’s Intellectual Property Department, is one of the leading intellectual property trial lawyers in the United States. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Patent and other Intellectual Property Litigation, as well as being named by Law360 as one of 20 Most Influential Women in IP Law. Chambers and Partners describes her as an expert in litigating complex, high-profile patent cases and as one of the top 10 trademark litigators nationally.
Recognizing her as a leader in intellectual property litigation, the State Bar of California awarded Ms. Pruetz its prestigious IP Vanguard Award for excellence in the private practice of intellectual property law. She has been listed as one of California's "top intellectual property litigators" and "top women litigators" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Southern California Super Lawyers. She has been called a "star of biotech" by the Los Angeles Business Journal and has also been featured in California Lawyer and California Bar Big News for her winning track record.
Ms. Pruetz is a fellow of the American Bar Association and a founder of the University of Southern California IP Institute. She has been a featured speaker on intellectual property issues for USC, ACCA, LAIPLA, Price Waterhouse, LES, NAMWOLF and other groups. She also serves as an arbitrator for the Large Complex Case Program of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating intellectual property disputes.
Prior to joining Glaser Weil, Ms. Pruetz was a partner and co-founder of Pruetz Law Group, a boutique intellectual property litigation firm. She was also previously a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for 13 years, where she founded and chaired the Intellectual Property Litigation practice. Before that, she was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, where she practiced for more than a decade.
About Glaser Weil
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP is a full service law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1988, the Firm’s clientele includes a diverse mix of international, national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs.