Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
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Wendy Peterson

General Counsel

At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • B.B.A. Accounting, University of Hawaii

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Professional Profile 

Ms. Peterson is General Counsel to the Firm and handles all of its internal legal matters.  Prior to joining Knobbe Martens in 2002, Ms. Peterson was General Counsel of Wynn Oil Company, a manufacturer of automotive additives and provider of service contracts, and Assistant General Counsel of Parker-Hannifin Corporation’s Seal Group, a manufacturer of rubber and engineered plastic products. 

From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Peterson was Assistant General Counsel of Wynn’s International, Inc., a publicly-held corporation traded on the NYSE.  From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Peterson also served as Corporate Secretary to Wynn’s International.  From 1985 to 1993, Ms. Peterson was a corporate and securities law attorney with O’Melveny & Myers.  At O’Melveny, Ms. Peterson’s practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, SEC compliance and general corporate law advice.


  • University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D. 1985)
  • University of Hawaii (B.B.A. Accounting 1982), With Distinction
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