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Lawyers Join Lewis Roca Business Transactions and IP Practice Groups

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PHOENIX (May 24, 2021) – Lewis Roca announced Shivani Patel and Chris Underwood have joined the firm as Associates. Patel is a member of the Business Transactions Practice Group and Underwood is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Patel focuses her practice on matters relating to real estate transactions. She has experience reviewing contracts, drafting bench memoranda, and performing intakes with clients.

Before joining the firm, Patel worked for a legal document services company, where she assisted on a compliance auditing project. She is fluent in Gujarati and proficient in Hindi. During law school, Patel was a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Rosemarie Aquilina of the Ingham County 30th Judicial Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan.She received her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and her B.A. from Arizona State University.

Underwood focuses his practice on trademark and copyright, partnering with clients to help successfully select, clear, register, and enforce their trademarks and copyrights in both the United States and abroad. He also negotiates and provides counsel to clients on intellectual property related agreements, including assignments, licensing, and non-disclosure agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Underwood worked as a clinical microbiologist, where he led and participated in the redesign and implementation of new or updated microbiological testing protocols. Underwood also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jennifer B. Campbell of the Arizona Court of Appeals and as a Summer Extern with the United States Attorneys’ Office for the District of Arizona. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Arizona.  

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