Fenwick Partner Sally Abel Selected as Chambers USA ‘Woman in Law’ Awards Finalist: Nominated for IP Lawyer of the Year

Mountain View, CA (January 25, 2012) — Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that Sally Abel, partner and Chair of the firm’s Trademark Group, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Chambers USA Women in Law Awards in the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year category. This marks the first year that Chambers USA has honored the achievements of the top U.S. female attorneys in their chosen practice areas, as well as law firms and corporations that provide a work environment in which female talent can thrive.

Being chosen as one of the Top 12 female IP attorneys nationwide is a testament to Sally’s pronounced influence as a top trademark practitioner in the U.S. and globally. Sally has been recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of the top IP attorneys in the world, ranking Band 1 since 2007. She has extensive experience in international trademark portfolio management and enhancement, including prosecution, policing, rights of publicity, domain disputes, and other Internet issues and licensing.

A ceremony honoring these outstanding women will be held on February 2, 2012 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The ceremony is the most comprehensive national awards for women lawyers across the U.S. to date and is well supported by America's leading corporate counsel, who are the driving force for diversity in U.S. law firms.

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