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Two Lewis Roca Lawyers Named IP STARS 2020

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (June 18, 2020) – Lewis Roca announced Michael McCue and Jennifer Van Kirk have been named IP STARS 2020 by Managing Intellectual Property, a guide to IP law firms and lawyers. The firm was also ranked in the highly recommended category for Intellectual Property in Arizona and for the second consecutive year as one of four firms ranked in the recommended category in Nevada.

Michael McCue, a partner in the firm’s Las Vegas office with additional presence in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, was recognized as a Patent Star & Trademark Star in Nevada. He provides trademark services from clearance through registration, enforcement and litigation. As both a litigator and trademark prosecution attorney, McCue has the perspective and knowledge to ensure that his clients’ trademark portfolios are developed, managed and enforced in a manner that maximizes their value and strength in the United States and around the world. He has litigated hundreds of trademark cases in federal courts throughout the United States and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including cases involving some of the most famous trademarks in the world.

Jennifer Van Kirk, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, was recognized as a Trademark Star in Arizona. She advises clients on all aspects of ‎trademark and brand protection, including trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing, portfolio ‎management and litigation guidance. Van Kirk has cultivated a network of trusted firms in nearly 200 countries to help clients protect their brands internationally. With over 20 years’ experience, she advises clients on which global registrations to pursue, ‎filing strategies to maximize coverage, and cost-containment options. She has overseen hundreds of cases before U.S. and foreign tribunals to protect her ‎clients' IP interests.

The Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Intellectual Property practice is a dynamic group of attorneys assembled to handle its clients’ IP needs across a wide variety of industries. The firm boasts intellectual property attorneys who are technical specialists in a variety of arenas, and has a talented team of Ph.Ds. to provide clients the most highly technical understanding and guidance. The group is adept at handling the unique needs of clients whether they are a start-up company protecting their IP assets, or a multi-national Fortune 500 company with complex IP issues.

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS obtains information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, emails and online surveys. Researchers conduct their own independent research, which includes an analysis of publicly available information. The aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in a given practice area.

About Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is an Am Law 200 commercial law firm handling complex matters in litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations and other practice areas. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. For more information, visit




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