Rachael Peters Pugel

Rachael Peters Pugel: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Rachael Pugel focuses her commercial litigation practice in business, intellectual property and construction litigation. She also has experience in regulatory compliance and government contracting issues.

Rachael has also contributed to Snell & Wilmer’s IP litigation blog, SWIPLit.com .

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Music Modernization Act to Reform Copyright Law with Regard to Streaming Music Services, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (October 15, 2018)
• Billions Once Again on the Line After Federal Circuit’s Reversal in Oracle v. Google, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (March 29, 2018)
• Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of AIA Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (June 14, 2017)
• Supreme Court to Consider Patent Exhaustion for International Sales, Author, SWIPLit Blog (December 5, 2016)
• FTC Releases Report on Patent Assertion Entities, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (October 7, 2016)
• A House of Cards: How Much Copyright Protection Remains for Architectural Works, Author, JD Supra (August 9, 2016)
• Ninth Circuit: Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Sending DMCA Takedown Notices, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (September 21, 2015)
• So I Got This Letter Claiming Infringement. I Didn't Even Know the Picture Was Copyrighted... Co-Author, also available at JD Supra (December 14, 2015)
• So You’ve Been Notified, Now What? The Problem with Current Data-Breach Notification Laws, Rachael M. Peters, 56 ARIZ. L. REV. 1171 (2014)

Community Involvement

•Teach for America, Phoenix Associate Board of Directors (2016-present)
•Homeless Legal Assistance Project

Other Professional Experience

•United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Extern to Hon. James A. Soto (2015)
•Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2013 & 2014)
•Zeitlin & Zeitlin, P.C., Legal Assistant (2011-2012)
•Teach for America/Desert Spirit Elementary School, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher (2009-2011)
•Arizona State University, Department of Political Science, Junior fellow (2009)

Related News & Events

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So I Got This Letter Claiming Infringement. I Didn't Even Know the Picture was Copyrighted...

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Arizona State University, M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2011; Arizona State University, B.A., Political Science
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015; Note Editor, Arizona Law Review; CALI Award Recipient for the highest grade in Patent Litigation and Arizona Civil Procedure; Ares Fellow for Professor William K. Sjostrom; Senior Vice President, Business Law Society; Social Chair, Law Women's Association; Volunteer, National Lawyers Guild Legal Referral Clinic; B.A., Arts in History, summa cum laude, 2009; Phi Beta Kappa; Moeur Award Recipient; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key International Honour Society
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; 2015, Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Intellectual Property Section
•Litigation Section
•State Bar of Arizona
•Intellectual Property Section
•Business Law Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Litigation Section
•Arizona Women Lawyers Association


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