Knobbe Martens Continues Nationwide Expansion With 28 New Associates

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the nation, has announced the addition of 28 new associates in the firm’s Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. offices.

“The firm is pleased to continue to experience growth in our diverse client base,” said Steven Nataupsky, managing partner of Knobbe Martens. “We have continued to grow in response to an increasing demand for high quality intellectual property legal services at an affordable cost.”

The 13 new associates in the Orange County office are: Brigette K. Chaput, Allyson G. Brown, Jeremy J. Carney, Karen M. Cassidy, Jon D. Cooper, Michael C. Feng, Damien Howard, Shiwoong Kim, Karen J. Lenker, Paul T. Main, Nicole A. Rossi, Andrew Strickland, and Robert W. Winn.

The San Diego office, which relocated to Del Mar Heights in mid-August, welcomes 10 new associates: Kevin J. Capps, Christopher M. DiLeo, Tawfik A. Goma, Michael R. Harris, Evan J. Kristof, David P. Kujawa, Nathanael R. Luman, Andrew E. Morrell, Frederick A. Nicholson, and Adam B. Powell.

The San Francisco office adds Matt V. Lincicum and Benjamin C. Pelletier, while Bryan McWhorter and Theodore R. Smith join the Seattle office. Andrea L. Emanuele is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

The firm continually has an acceptance rate at or above 90 percent each year by summer associates offered full-time positions. The new associates come from prestigious law schools across the United States including Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of California Berkeley, University of Virginia, Northwestern University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, and George Washington University. In addition to their law degrees, many hold advanced degrees including Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

Contact: Heather Shearer (619) 293-3175