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January 2018

Kimberley Chen Nobles Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Orange County Office

Kimberley Chen Nobles has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner in the firm's Orange County office. Nobles is a member of the Intellectual Property, International Law, and Privacy and Data Security practice groups.

"We are very pleased to have Kim join Gordon & Rees," said Jeffrey Swedo, office managing partner of the firm's Orange County office. "Kim has outstanding experience working with technology companies both domestically as well as from around the world. She has served as an international arbitrator. Kim will be a tremendous asset to the firm for servicing the needs of our global IP clients."

Nobles focuses her practice on representing technology companies worldwide in legal, technical, strategic planning, and intellectual property matters. Her practice covers a variety of business transactions and the protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, post grant proceedings, oppositions, licensing, dispute resolution, and litigation. She handles and supports complex litigation and arbitration matters internationally and across the United States.  Her extensive experience before courts and administrative tribunals at all levels includes cases before federal courts and the International Trade Commission, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal.

Nobles is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese, and adds significant depth to the firm’s capabilities in serving the Asian market, particularly in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

Prior to practicing law, Nobles was a research and design engineer with Rockwell International and NASA. Her engineering experience includes research, development, and design in the areas of communication systems and electronic instrumentation on the space shuttle, space station, and space-based interceptor programs.

Nobles is admitted to practice in California, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California and her M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 47 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both The Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.