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November 2018

Partner Joni Flaherty Named San Diego Business Journal’s 2018 Women of the Year Finalist

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Partner Joni B. Flaherty has been recognized as a finalist to the San Diego Business Journal's 2018 Business Women of the Year Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Business Women Awards. In commemoration, 25 women will be selected as the final recipients at an awards ceremony on December 13 in San Diego. Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges who rated the candidates on their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment and community leadership.

"Joni is an outstanding attorney and has an amazing work ethic," said Kevin Alexander, San Diego Office Managing Partner. "She manages her cases with an acute attention to detail and provides her clients with an exceptionally high level of service. We are very proud of Joni's work in the firm and her dedication to community causes."

"I am honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Women of the Year Award," said Joni Flaherty. "I am proud to represent Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a firm that values the philanthropic, community impact, and business endeavors of its attorneys."

Joni B. Flaherty is a partner with the firm's Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, and Product Liability practice groups. Her practice focuses on the representation of businesses in a broad range of matters, including complex business litigation, consumer class actions, antitrust, product liability, premises liability, fraud and misrepresentation claims, and unfair competition actions. Flaherty also handles a variety of intellectual property matters, including disputes regarding trade secrets, copyrights, and product licensing, and trademark litigation and registrations. She has handled IP, antitrust, and other commercial matters involving various business sectors, including the higher education, consumer products, food and beverage, financial, and tech industries, and for professional organizations and nonprofits.

In addition to Flaherty's full-time thriving legal practice, she is a longtime member of the Junior League of San Diego, a women’s volunteer and training organization of more than 1,000 members, and currently serves as the League's 2018-2019 President. As President, Flaherty guides the League’s strategic plan, which focuses on the development of trained volunteers and philanthropic leaders. Currently, the League serves the San Diego community by offering a mentorship program where Junior League members are paired with foster youth transitioning into independent life, as well as continuing their advocacy efforts to combat human trafficking and other issues affecting women and children. To read Flaherty's visionary welcome letter as President of the Junior League, or to learn more about the Junior League of San Diego, please click here.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 850 lawyers in 52 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. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.