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Mark L Punzalan

Mark L Punzalan

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Litigation, Securities & Investment Fraud, Business

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About Me

Mark Punzalan is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in federal and state courts nationwide, and he concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and business transactions. Mr. Punzalan has represented a wide variety of businesses, including software companies, hardware vendors, Internet companies, and professional corporations. Mr. Punzalan has also advised businesses, individuals, and public entities on sensitive legal areas, including commercial disputes, unfair business practices, corporate fiduciary duties, trade secret misappropriation, and data privacy obligations. Prior to founding Punzalan Law, Mr. Punzalan represented clients in the areas of class action, securities, and whistleblower litigation at the San Francisco law firms of Finkelstein Thompson LLP and Berman DeValerio.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Securities & Investment Fraud: 15%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Katherine Zarate Dulany

    Mark is a very smart, perceptive, and resourceful attorney focused on practical results. He is also a dedicated advocate and leader. I enjoy working with him, and highly recommend him as a trademark and business transaction/litigation attorney.

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    Katherine Dulany Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Philip Uy

    Mark is an excellent business attorney and experienced litigator, who is one of my main go to people to refer people who need help with business transactions, trademarks, and commercial litigation. He is extremely competent, organized, and responsive. Previously, he was President of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. The clients I have referred to him have always come back to me and indicated that they were extremely pleased with his work.

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    Robert Uy Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Punzalan Law, P.C.

600 Allerton St Ste 200
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1570

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200608/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
“Northern California Rising Star”Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Unity AwardMinority Bar Coalition2012
Pro Bono Project AwardSanta Clara University School of Law2006
Honors Moot Court BoardSanta Clara University School of Law2006
Pro Bono Project AwardSanta Clara University School of Law2005
Best Brief, Appellate AdvocacySanta Clara University School of Law2005
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardAppellate Advocacy2005
Pro Bono Project AwardSanta Clara University School of Law2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon ValleyBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon ValleyPartners Committee Co-Chair2014 - Present
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon ValleySolo and Small Firm Committee Co-Chair2014 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoSolo and Small Firm Committee, MCLE Section Co-Chair2014 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee2013 - Present
Filipino Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaAdvisory Board Member2012 - Present
Santa Clara Law Alumni AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoProfessional Development Section Co-Chair, Barristers Club2012 - 2012
Filipino Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaPresident2011 - 2012
Filipino Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaExternal Vice President2010 - 2011
Filipino Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaSecretary2008 - 2010
Bar Association of San FranciscoIntellectual Property/Internet section Co-Chair2008 - 2011
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBusiness Litigation Section, MemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Bar Association of San Francisco BulletinWeb Providers and the Communications Decency Act of 19962009
The Patent Lawyer, Vol. 1, Issue 2Patent Strategies for the Wireless Technology Revolution2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJ.D.2006
University of California - Los AngelesN/AB.A.2001
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Santa Clara Law School Alumni Association“The Ethics of Co-Counseling”2015
"Evaluating a Law Firm’s Business Performance: Tips for Small Firm and Solo Practitioners""Evaluating a Law Firm’s Business Performance: Tips for Small Firm and Solo Practitioners"2015
Starting A Law Firm & Choosing The Right Business Entity"Starting A Law Firm & Choosing The Right Business Entity"2014
Trademark Law 101: Protecting a Company's Name and Brand Identity"Trademark Law 101: Protecting a Company's Name and Brand Identity"2013
Trade Secret Protection for Businesses"Trade Secret Protection for Businesses"2013
Choosing the Right Business Entity: Legal Structures for Doing Business in California"Choosing the Right Business Entity: Legal Structures for Doing Business in California"2013
Using Technology Effectively in the Courtroom"Using Technology Effectively in the Courtroom"2012
Protecting Your Customers' Personal Information: California's Privacy Requirements for Businesses"Protecting Your Customers' Personal Information: California's Privacy Requirements for Businesses,"2012
New Developments in Section 230 Immunity and the DMCA Safe HarborNew Developments in Section 230 Immunity and the DMCA Safe Harbor - A Discussion of Legal Issues for Experienced Internet Counsel) and Those That Want To Be),"2011
The DMCA 12 Years Later: Pitting Copyright Protection against Technology Innovation"The DMCA 12 Years Later: Pitting Copyright Protection against Technology Innovation,"2010
Protecting Your IP: Patents vs. Trade Secrets"Protecting Your IP: Patents vs. Trade Secrets,"2008