Christy Lea and Kendall Loebbaka Recognized as “Women in STEM” by Orange County Business Journal

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IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2024 – Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that litigation partners Christy Lea and Kendall Loebbaka have been named to the Orange County Business Journal list of “Women in STEM.”

The Business Journal describes the women on this list as “[exemplifying] the diverse opportunities and significant impact that women can have in STEM fields within Orange County,” and who are “helping to pave the way for future generations of women in STEM.”

Ms. Lea, who co-chairs the firm’s Medical Device Litigation practice, was recognized for her experience “serving as lead counsel in numerous high-impact patent litigation disputes,” including her defense of Edwards Lifesciences and its patient-focused medical innovations.

The OCBJ deemed Ms. Loebbaka a “rapidly rising star in the Orange County legal community,” citing her involvement in the Knobbe Martens team that represented Masimo in securing an import ban on certain Apple Watches earlier this year.

Read Ms. Lea and Ms. Loebbaka’s full profiles on page 6 of the “Women in STEM” feature here.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at