August 20, 2020

SA&M Partner Kevin DeBré named 2021 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in the Los Angeles area

August 20, 2020 -- Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP attorney Kevin D. DeBré, Chair of the IP and Technology Transactions practice, was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" for Technology Law in Los Angeles.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

“I love working with innovators who use technology to build businesses – and I’m honored to be recognized for it.” DeBré said of his award.   More broadly, this acknowledgement from Best Lawyers is recognition of our legal community here, affirming the role Los Angeles plays as a major player in technology law.”

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Kevin D. DeBré was also listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Technology Law.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

About Kevin D. DeBré

Kevin D. DeBré is the Chair of the Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice group at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.  Entrepreneurs and innovators rely on Kevin for guidance in building their businesses.  Kevin has been a “tech lawyer” since the mid-90’s when he was an attorney for a top Silicon Valley law firm and handled technology deals for “startups” such as Cisco systems, Broadcom and Geocities.  Today, Kevin represents companies of all sizes – from pre-formation to middle market – and a broad spectrum of industries – from AI to VR.

Kevin is both a business lawyer and an intellectual property lawyer. As a business lawyer, he structures and negotiates technology commercialization deals and IP license agreements. As an intellectual property lawyer (and a registered patent attorney), Kevin designs and helps clients implement effective strategies for aligning intellectual property protection efforts with a company’s business objectives.  Kevin is the founder and Chair of the Licensing Interest Group of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section and the author of “Licensing of Trade Secrets and Know-How,” a chapter of Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California, an attorney’s practice book published by the State Bar of California. Kevin clerked for Hon. John G. Davies, United States District Court for the Central District of California and he received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Full Bio>>>

About the IP & Technology Transactions Practice

At Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, we combine extensive transactional experience, intellectual property expertise, keen business insight and a deep understanding of technology across a range of industries, within the United States and abroad. Our tech-savvy attorneys enable clients to leverage their intellectual capital to realize business objectives and achieve successful outcomes. We know current business models and industry best practices and anticipate developments in the law to adapt to new technologies. Whether we are negotiating IP-driven commercial transactions, creating online contracts, securing university licenses, implementing corporate innovation programs and patent protection strategies or developing policies and procedures to comply with privacy and data security laws and regulations, we deliver creative and pragmatic solutions for maximizing the value of our clients’ technology and intellectual property assets.  Full description>>>

For more information about our IP & Technology Transactions Practice, contact Kevin D. DeBré at

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