Outstanding Women: Juanita Brooks

Law360, New York (March 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When attorney Juanita Brooks’ comprehensive career evolved from a focus on grisly criminal cases and white-collar crime to technically challenging intellectual property disputes, she wasted no time arriving at the cutting edge of IP law.

Brooks, a partner at Fish & Richardson’s San Diego office since 2000, took on her first IP case in the late 1990s on behalf of media conglomerate Playboy Enterprises Inc., which was trying to protect its trademark from alleged online abuse by a former Playboy bunny.

“There were cutting-edge legal issues...
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