Christa Brown-Sanford

Deputy Department Chair - Intellectual Property (Firmwide) Partner

Christa Sanford


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Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2020

Recognized as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" by the National Diversity Council, 2020

Recognized in Chambers USA for Intellectual Property, 2020

Recognized by Texas Minority Counsel Program as a finalist for Trailblazer of the Year, 2020

Recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Recognized by IAM 1000 for Patent Prosecution and Transactions, 2020

Recognized by IAM 1000 for Patent Transactions, 2019

Recognized by Texas Lawyer as a Texas Trailblazer, 2019

Recognized by SMU Dedman School of Law as a Distinguished Alumni-Emerging Leader Award, 2019

Recognized as a "Most Influential Black Lawyer" by Savoy Magazine, 2018

Recognized as a "Top Woman Lawyer" by the Texas Diversity Council, 2018

Recognized as a "Minority Business Leader" by the Dallas Business Journal, 2018

Named one of the "Best Lawyers" in Dallas by D Magazine, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Recognized in the Dallas Business Journal's list of "40 under 40," 2016

"Young Leader Award" presented by the Dallas Women's Foundation, 2015

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Recognized as an "Up-And-Coming 100" and "Up-And-Coming 50 Women" by Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018

Serves on the Boards for Southern Methodist University, SMU's Dedman School of Law, and New Friends New Life

Active Member of the Junior League of Dallas, currently serving as President Elect 2020-2021 and previously served New Member Chair, 2013-2014 Membership Vice President, and 2016-2017 Development Vice President

Counseled pro bono clients on trademark registration, copyright registration, and copyright infringement matters