Cindy A. Villanueva

Cindy A. Villanueva

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602.734.3904 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ms. Villanueva is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice primarily focuses on trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity. Ms. Villanueva assists clients with trademark selection, clearance, registration and prosecution in the United States and abroad. Her services often involve helping clients implement trademark enforcement programs to strengthen and protect their brands from possible infringers. She also negotiates and drafts license agreements and other contracts involving copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and other intellectual property.

Ms. Villanueva helps clients with cases involving trademark infringement and dilution, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and cybersquatting. She has prosecuted and defended clients in intellectual property litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2017 & 2018
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee, Member, 2014-present
  • Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2013-present
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, 2017
  • HNBA Latina Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Valley Leadership, Class 39
  • Ladder Down, Class of 2014
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Deputy President Region XIV

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.
Cindy Villanueva Selected as a Top Lawyer Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association
Award recognizes professional excellence, integrity, leadership and commitment to the Hispanic community
Villanueva representing firm at Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
CBLA develops leadership opportunities, recognizes advances for lawyer diversity
Arizona Hispanic Bar adds firm attorney to board
Cindy Villanueva joins Los Abogados board of directors

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  • Presenter, "Protecting Tribal Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Licensing," State Bar of Arizona CLE, September 26, 2018
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Intellectual Property for Tribes: Navajo v. Urban Outfitters," Western Indian Gaming Conference, February 6-8, 2018
  • Presenter, “The Year in Review in Copyright Law 2015-2016,” Kraemer Copyright Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, June 6-7th, 2016
  • Speaker, "IP issues that small businesses may encounter", NAWBO University, March 2, 2016




  • Hispanic National Bar Association - Deputy Regional President of the Year, 2018
  • Hispanic National Bar Association - Top Lawyers Under 40, 2018
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Star - IP Litigation, 2016-2018
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education - Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney, 2014
  • Arizona Bar Exam - Highest score, 2010
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation's Scholarship, 2009
  • Tom Unterman Scholarship, 2008

Other Info


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2010
B.A., magna cum laude, graduated with Honors, University of California, Irvine, 2006, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2010
California, 2016