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Anne Shea Gaza
Partner
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

litigating intellectual property and complex commercial cases for almost two decades. With meticulous attention to detail and big picture strategic vision, Ms. Gaza represents national and international clients in Delaware’s state and federal courts. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of industries and technologies.

Ms. Gaza also advises clients on the various e-discovery standards and practices across the courts. She has developed an in-depth understanding of electronic discovery and served on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware’s Ad Hoc Committee on E-Discovery (responsible for drafting the Court’s Default Standard for Discovery, Including Discovery of Electronically Stored Information). In 2014, she was appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court to its Commission on Law & Technology and is a member of the Technology Inn of Court.

In addition to serving as an advocate for her clients in the courtroom, Ms. Gaza has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, particularly court-directed and private mediation. She was selected to be a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national arbitration panel. Ms. Gaza has served as an arbitrator in numerous commercial and technology disputes.

An accomplished author, Ms. Gaza is a member of the editorial board for the Federal Bar Association’s publication, The Federal Lawyer. She is also a frequent speaker with federal and state court judges and local practitioners on industry related topics as well as ethics and professionalism. Ms. Gaza is a member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the State of Delaware and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. With an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, she was selected as a 2014 Women Leaders in the Law and profiled in a special section of Fortune magazine.

A fellow in the American Bar Foundation and in the Litigation Counsel of America, Ms. Gaza has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Delaware Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation for her work in intellectual property litigation. Ms. Gaza has also been ranked in the IAM Patent 1000 and has repeatedly been recognized by the judges of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for her service to the court and the bar. With membership in numerous bar associations, Ms. Gaza has served as a Protection from Abuse advocate and as a mentor for students.

Ms. Gaza began her career in the United States Air Force where she was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Ms. Gaza is a 1997 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a 1994 graduate of Moravian College. While in law school, Ms. Gaza served on the Journal of Law & Commerce as an associate editor. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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