Knobbe Martens Names Christie Matthaei New Recruiting Committee Chair

| Christie Matthaei

IRVINE, Calif. & SEATTLE, Wash., January 29, 2024 – Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Christie Matthaei as chair of the firm’s recruiting committee. Ms. Matthaei replaces fellow partner Joshua Stowell in the role.

Ms. Matthaei represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation. As chair of the recruiting committee, Ms. Matthaei will play a crucial role in ensuring the firm continues to attract top talent in the intellectual property law industry, while adhering to its stated principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to her role leading the firm’s recruiting committee, Ms. Matthaei also serves on its firmwide litigation and business development committees.

“Christie’s excellent track record of taking on leadership roles throughout the firm, combined with her passion for mentorship, make her the perfect fit for this position,” said Knobbe Martens Managing Partner Steven Nataupsky. “Under Josh’s leadership of the recruiting committee, the firm has excelled at recruiting skilled and diverse talent which helps us better serve our clients. Christie will carry that forward as we recruit and nurture future generations.”

“I’ve been lucky to develop my career at Knobbe Martens for over a decade,” Ms. Matthaei said. “In my new role as recruiting committee chair, I want to pay forward that opportunity to incoming law students and experienced professionals who would benefit from the entrepreneurial and collaborative culture at the firm.”

In 2023, Knobbe Martens proudly welcomed one of the firm’s most diverse first-year associate classes to date and was ranked among the top five most diverse midsize law firms by Law360. The firm also offers a Diversity Scholarship Program open to qualified law students interested in intellectual property law. Learn more about this program and careers at Knobbe Martens here.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is one of the most highly respected intellectual property law firms, offering 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