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Howard Sobelman

First Place Board Member; Snell & Wilmer Partner

Howard Sobelman’s practice at Snell & Wilmer focuses on intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing and due diligence. Specific sectors range from blockchain technologies, software and hardware to financial services, solar tracking and various other technologies. Howard has also worked with various clients to develop global protection strategies.

Among his many professional awards, Howard was named Phoenix Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America© for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016 in the areas of patent law (’13 and ’16) and copyright law (’14), as well as intellectual property litigation (’15).

Howard has been a board member of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center since 2005 and served as board chair from 2008 to 2015. He has a J.D. degree from Arizona State University’s College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona. Community involvement includes the Arizona Autism Society and advocating for the homeless.

Howard and his wife Wendi are the parents of grown triplets Brianna, Jacob and Tyler, who has autism.