PHOENIX (May 28, 2013) – Noted intellectual property litigator Kimberly A. Warshawsky has joined Ballard Spahr's Phoenix office as a partner, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Ms. Warshawsky focuses on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation and software license disputes. She represents clients inmatters involving mechanical patents, design patents, Internet and computer-related patents, and biochemical patents. She also represents trademark owners against infringers, and defendants accused of infringing both federal and common-law trademarks.Ms. Warshawsky has filed and defended against cybersquatting claims and Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy complaints.

In addition to her intellectual property litigation practice, Ms. Warshawsky has represented privately and publicly held companiesacross the country in disputes involving breach of contract, franchise issues, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets,covenants not to compete, false advertising, shareholder derivative actions, and securities fraud claims.

“Our Intellectual Property practice just continues to gain ground,” Mr. Stewart said. “We are engaged in cutting-edge work for a diverse and exciting array of clients, which enables us to attract first-rate lawyers. Kim joins an exceptional IP team and a dynamic office in Phoenix. We are delighted to have her.”

Mitchell A. Katz, Chair of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department, said, "Our IP practice in Phoenix is flourishing and we are thrilled to have an attorney of Kim's ability join us and help us continue to grow the practice."

Ms. Warshawsky, a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, joins Ballard Spahr from the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where she was a shareholder.

"I was attracted to Ballard Spahr because of the caliber of the IP team in Phoenix and because I recognized the firm's 'fire in thebelly' approach to growing the reputation of the IP practice nationally," Ms. Warshawsky said. "I am excited about helping toachieve Ballard Spahr’s goals."

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