Managing Partner; Pierce Atwood
Gloria A. Pinza is the managing partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, a Portland, Maine-based law firm with nearly 140 attorneys in seven offices across New England, Washington D.C., and Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to managing the daily operations of the firm, Gloria works with the management committee to create and implement the firm’s policies, objectives, and long-term strategic goals. She works closely with the firm’s leadership to maintain the highest professional standards in the performance of all legal work.
Prior to becoming managing partner, Gloria was a member of the firm’s Management Committee and the Leader of Pierce Atwood’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Passionate about helping fledgling businesses and other entrepreneurs realize their business potential, Gloria was instrumental in creating and developing the firm’s Catalyst Program, designed to provide affordable legal services to emerging companies.
Gloria came to Pierce Atwood directly from law school, practicing in the business and tax areas. She then moved to California where she became a member of the California bar and was a partner in the Beverly Hills entertainment firm of Weissmann Wolff. During her eight years of practice in California, she represented artists and companies in the entertainment business.
Gloria was selected as one of 21 accomplished women attorneys who made up the 2009 class of the Direct Women Board Institute. The Institute is an initiative of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, designed to identify and promote qualified women lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies.
She was a member of Governor Paul LePage’s Transition Advisory Team and is currently a member of the governor’s Judicial Selection Committee. Since 2007, Gloria has been included in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law, and she is frequently quoted in the business press throughout New England.
Gloria received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA.