Lisa S. Glasser is a partner in the Newport Beach office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she is a member of the intellectual property and litigation practice groups. Ms. Glasser serves in a leadership role as a Vice Chair of the litigation practice group and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms. Glasser's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on complex intellectual property disputes involving patent infringement, trade secrets, trademarks and other Lanham Act issues, business torts, and licensing. She represents clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal.

Ms. Glasser has received numerous awards for her work, including being named among the 2017 Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and one of the 2017 and 2015 "Women Leaders in Tech Law" by The Recorder. Also in 2015, Law360 named Ms. Glasser a "Rising Star" and one of nine intellectual property attorneys under 40 in the country to watch. She was named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List in 2016-2018 and was also selected as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014-2018.

Ms. Glasser has significant trial experience, including recent trials in state and federal court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and at the International Trade Commission. Ms. Glasser was also honored by the Daily Journal as part of the Irell trial team that achieved a “Top Defense Verdict of 2010” in connection with a six-week jury trial involving complex patent infringement warranty and indemnity issues.

Prior to joining Irell & Manella in 2003, Ms. Glasser served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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  • "Recent Patent Decisions Illustrate Variation in Application of the Common Interest Privilege," The Computer & Internet Lawyer (January 2016)
  • “Don't Win a Trademark Battle, Only to Lose the War,” The Recorder (June 24, 2015)
  • "Ethically Speaking: Recent Patent Decisions Illustrate Variation In Application Of The Common Interest Privilege," 57 Orange County Lawyer (2015)
  • "Ethically Speaking: Seahaus v. Superior Court: An Uncommon Fact Pattern Highlights Complexities of the Common Interest Privilege in California," 56 Orange County Lawyer (2014)
  • "Ethically Speaking:  Rule 502 and Clawback Agreements," 54 Orange County Lawyer (2012) (co-author, with Rebecca Carson)
  • "Ethically Speaking:  Coito v. Superior Court and Discoverability of Witness Statements," 52 Orange County Lawyer (2010) (co-author, with Alastair Gamble)  
  • "A Decade Down the Road But Still Running Through the Jungle: A Critical Review of Post-Fogerty Attorney's Fee Awards," 52 U. Kan. L. Rev. 457 (2004) (co-author, with Robert A. Hyde)
  • "Realigning the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine with the Lanham Act," 25 Whittier L. Rev. 71 (2003)
  • "The Future of Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Crafting Practical International Legal Solutions From Within the UDRP Framework," 51 Duke L.J. 817 (2001). 
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Professional Activities

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County, Board of Governors
  • Federal Bar Association - Orange County, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee
  • Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Board Member
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Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California