Three Snell & Wilmer Partners Selected as Finalists in SDBJ's 2022 Business Women of the Year Awards

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SAN DIEGO - Oct. 31, 2022 - PRLog -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that San Diego partners Jaime D. Choi, Ph.D., Steffi Gascón Hafen and Monique Lashbrook have been selected as finalists in San Diego Business Journal's 2022 Business Women of the Year Awards.

Choi is an intellectual property partner of the San Diego office whose practice focuses on patenting complex, interdisciplinary technologies and building strategic patent portfolios, with an emphasis on evaluating and mitigating risk from third-party patents. She advises clients in a variety of market sectors, including bioinformatics, medical devices, robotics, microfluidics, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, photonics, advanced imaging, and fabrication of complex materials and devices that use them. Choi received her J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law, her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.A. in Chemistry from Rice University. To learn more about Choi's practice, visit

Hafen is the managing partner of the San Diego office, and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization. She is a co-leader of the firm's Private Client Services practice group and a partner in the firm's General Federal Tax practice group. Her practice is focused in tax, trust, and estate law. Hafen received her L.L.M in Taxation from Loyola Law School, her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara. To learn more about Hafen's practice, visit

Lashbrook is a real estate partner of the San Diego office who focuses her practice on real estate, corporate and commercial finance-related matters and transactions. She has extensive experience handling real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, commercial mortgage financing, commercial leasing for industrial and retail spaces, and property management matters. Lashbrook received her J.D. from University of Illinois, College of Law, her M.B.A. from Saint Ambrose University, and her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. To learn more about Lashbrook's practice, visit

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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