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Ms. Piazza advises public and private companies, investors, entrepreneurs and inventors, principally in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, corporate finance, joint ventures, business contracts (including licensing, manufacturing and distribution), international and intellectual property. Her clients cover a broad variety of industries, including, aerospace and defense, software, biotechnology, medical devices, sporting goods, apparel, Internet, energy and construction.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 20%
  2. Licensing: 20%
  3. Contracts: 20%
    30 years
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. M & A: 20%
    30 years

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12348 High Bluff Drive., Ste. 210
San Diego, CA, 92037

12348 High Bluff Dr Ste 201
San Diego, CA, 92130



TXInactive 198508/17/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton1996 - Present
N/AExxon Corporation1991 - 1996
AssociateJohnson & Gibbs1990 - 1991
AssociateJohnson & Gibbs1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1985 - Present
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationMember, Science and Technology Section and Computer Law DivisionN/A
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Corporations CommitteeSecretary2000 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
Sheppard Mullin eVelopmentsPrivacy Please, Disclosure of Privacy Policies and Practices Now Required2004
San Diego Daily TranscriptManufacturing Arrangements That Should be Handled as Strategic Alliances2004
Counsel to Counsel MagazineHorizon IT Issues2004
CalBioSummit BrochureStrategy for Success in Strategic Alliances2002
San Diego Daily TranscriptHow Valid Are Electronic Signatures in E-Commerce Transactions?2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Houston, Clear LakeEnvironmental ManagementB.S., summa cum laude1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Forum for Women ExecutivesWhat CEOs Should Expect from a Venture Capital Financing2004
Association for Corporate Growth Panel DiscussionStrategic Options for Privately Held Businesses2004
Breakfast With Your Technology LawyerAvoiding IT Legal Pitfalls — What Every Executive and General Counsel Needs to Know2002