Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and co-founder and President of the National Cannabis Bar Association. She advises clients on domestic and international growth, strategic expansion, intellectual property development and enforcement, and regulatory compliance. She also represents clients in disputes and state and federal disputes—work that gives her valuable insight and perspective when drafting and negotiating agreements for clients. Shabnam also advises on advertising law, privacy law, and all things internet.
Shabnam’s professional affiliations include the International Trademark Association and California Lawyers’ Association, where she serves on committees, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, the Queen’s Bench, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and Women Grow, where she served as a founding co-chair of the Bay Area chapter. She regularly speaks about growth and intellectual property issues pertaining to the cannabis industry and on intellectual property matters generally. Shabnam has been named a Northern California Rising Star three years in a row by Super Lawyers Magazine.