Adrian Pruetz, Partner and Chair of Glaser Weil’s Intellectual Property Department, along with her daughter, Erica Van Loon, Partner and Head of the Trademark, Copyright and Media Practice at Glaser Weil spoke as the panelists for a special event for the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association‘s Women in IP section, “An Evening Oceanside Chat by the Strand”. This sold out event was very well-received and took place at Ms. Pruetz’s home in Hermosa Beach, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Ms. Pruetz and Ms. Van Loon shared their experiences and unique perspectives on striving to achieve work-life balance, family, career and how they have continued to inspire one another. The 45 women IP attorneys in attendance enjoyed a rousing discussion during and after the panel.
About Adrian Pruetz
Adrian Pruetz, head of the Intellectual Property Department, is one of the leading intellectual property trial lawyers in the United States. She was recently awarded the Century City Bar Association's 2016 IP Trial Lawyer of the Year award. 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 the 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.
About Erica Van Loon
Ms. Van Loon is Partner and Head of the Trademark, Copyright and Media practice at Glaser Weil. She has been selected as a recommended expert in trademark litigation and prosecution by the World Trademark Review. Ms. Van Loon was recently selected as one of ten attorneys nationwide in intellectual property as a Law360 Rising Star. She has also repeatedly been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation. Ms. Van Loon has a Martindale-Hubbell legal rating of AV — this is the highest category awarded and indicates that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.