Carissa Bouwer is an associate at DLA Piper LLP in Sacramento. Bouwer assists clients in selecting, registering and protecting their trademarks and trade dress. She also advises clients on copyright issues, IP licensing, advertising, social media, sweepstakes, contests and gift card laws. Bouwer received her B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and her J.D. from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She is on the Boards of the Sacramento County Bar Intellectual Property Section and Women Lawyers of Sacramento.