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Cecilia H. Gonzalez

Cecilia H. Gonzalez, Venezuelan lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1980. Named one of 15 of District of Columbia Area's Top Intellectual Property Attorneys, Legal Times, 2003, The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America, National Law Journal, 2007, 2008, The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, 2008.


  • Gonzalez, Cecilia H. was born on September 18, 1955 in Caracas, Venezuela. Daughter of Rene Gonzalez and Cecilia (Horwitz).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, McGill University, 1976. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1979.


    • Partner Plaia & Schaumberg, Howrey LLP, Washington, 1986—2009, co-chair intellectual property practice group, member executive board, co-chair intellectual property group, member intellectual property practice group management team, co-chair business affairs committee, managing partner practice development.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1980.


    Member of United States International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, Minority Corporation Counsel Association, Hispanic Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.


    • Married Stephen M. Foster.
    • father: Rene Gonzalez Gonzalez
    • mother: Cecilia (Horwitz) Gonzalez
    • spouse: Stephen M. Foster.
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    Born September 18, 1955
    Died May 4, 2009
    (aged 53)