Elizabeth E. Powers Certified as Member of Lawyers of Distinction

Lawyers of DistinctionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 14, 2017

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Elizabeth E. Powers, owner of Powers Law Firm in the Monterey Bay area, has been certified as a member.  The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.   Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States.  Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.  Please see the Lawyers of Distinction website www.lawyersofdistinction.com for further details concerning membership qualification.  

Elizabeth E. Powers is a solo intellectual property attorney practicing in Carmel, CA, at Powers Law Firm.  She has over 25 years of experience with trademarks, patents, and licensing/transactions, and has worked extensively with start-up technology companies in formulating IP strategies, obtaining IP rights, licensing such rights, and providing due diligence.

Ms. Powers is a published author in IP strategy, and taught IP strategy courses at Santa Clara University School of Law.  She was a Professor of Practice at the Leavey School of Business, where she taught IP and business law courses to MBA, MA, and undergraduate students. She frequently lectures on IP and U.S. law matters both domestically and internationally.

Ms. Powers’ work experience ranges from boutique IP firms, to mid-range business law firms, to large multi-national law firms, as well as in-house counsel at Bayer Corp. and general counsel at a start-up technology company. She is an angel investor with Keiretsu Forum, and is the owner of Wise Iris, which provides public speaking coaching and business communications services to companies and individuals, specializing in start-up company investment pitches and international companies seeking U.S. funding.

Ms. Powers received her B.S., JD/MBA, and M.A. from Santa Clara University, and has an LL.M. in international law practice.


Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if an attorney can be recognized as being within the top 10% of attorneys in the United States in their respective field. This designation is based upon the proprietary analysis of the Lawyers of Distinction organization alone, and is not intended to be endorsed by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association.