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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


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Christie, Parker & Hale LLP Elects David Steele as Partner


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Intellectual property law firm Christie, Parker & Hale LLP announced yesterday that David J. Steele has been elected a partner.

A member of the firm’s Newport Beach office, Steele’s practice is focused in the areas of trademark law, Internet law, and domain names, including issues related to cybersquatting. He joined the firm in 1998 as a summer clerk while attending Loyola Law School, and then became associated after his graduation in 2000.

Managing partner Gregory Lampert called Steele “an outstanding addition to the partnership.”

“Along with his many contributions to our firm,” Lampert said, “he is a nationally recognized expert on Internet law. He balances technological know-how with a tenacious approach to his practice of law.”

Steele graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in electrical and computer engineering in 1996, and has a technical background in computer networking, fiber optics and telecommunications.

He is an adjunct professor of trademark and Internet law at Loyola Law School, and a regular speaker for the California State Bar on Trademark and Internet Law. He is also involved in various Internet industry activities and actively participates at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meetings.

Christie, Parker & Hale engages exclusively in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Most of its attorneys hold degrees in engineering or the sciences.


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