Deborah A. Peacock

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Peacock Law PC
Deborah A. Peacock
Peacock Law PC

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in New Mexico since: 1985

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2016 - 2023

Peacock Law PC

201 3rd Street Northwest
Suite 1340
Albuquerque, NM 87102 Visit website


Deborah A. Peacock is an intellectual property, business and international law attorney who represents clients in the United States and worldwide. She handles transactions related to technology, and business and legal issues related to intellectual property, patenting, licensing, joint ventures, complex transactions, global trademarks and branding, franchising, and commercialization of leading-edge and disruptive technologies. During her career, Ms. Peacock has worked with clients in a long list of industries, including mining, metallurgy, chemical and mineral processing, environmental, semiconductor, oil and gas, water treatment, utilities, energy, lasers, alternative energy, acoustic, optics, outer space, aerospace, food and beverage, social media, consumer products, cybersecurity, blockchain/cryptocurrency, and 3D printing.

In 1978, Ms. Peacock graduated with the highest honors from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. She obtained her J.D. at Harvard Law School, in 1985. She is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney and a Registered Professional Engineer.

For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, she holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, and has received the Ethics in Business Award in her community.

Ms. Peacock was previously appointed by the governor to the Mining Safety Board, Environmental Improvement Board, and Regents of New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.  She is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, PDAC, among other professional organizations.

Deborah serves as an independent director of several corporate boards, including Westwater Resources, Inc. (graphite and energy minerals), New Mexico Gas Company (natural gas utility), and formerly Emera Technologies, LLC (microgrids), and THEMAC Resources/New Mexico Copper Corporation (copper mining) materials).


Practice areas

Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Franchise/Dealership, Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology Transactions

Focus areas

Contracts, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Patents, Science and Technology Law, Trade Secret, Trademarks

  • 50% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Franchise/Dealership
  • 10% Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10% Technology Transactions

First Admitted: 1985, New Mexico

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Banyan Infrastructure (blockchain), Advisory Board, 2018-Present
  • Emera Technologies, LLC, Independent Director, 2018-Present
  • New Mexico Gas Company (Emera, $10B market cap), Independent Director, 2017-Present
  • THEMAC Resources Group/New Mexico Copper Corporation ($5M market cap), Independent Director, 2014-Present
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • New York
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • International Women’s Forum (New York and New Mexico)
  • New Mexico Amigos
  • Belizean Grove
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Governance Fellow
  • Women Corporate Directors (Greater New Mexico Chapter), 2014-Present
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Association of Safety Engineers
  • Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • New Mexico and National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Chair, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB), appointment by Governor, 2011-2014
  • Substantial involvement in the Community and has received several awards for community service. Currently on the following community Boards: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Arrowhead Innovation Center, New Mexico Angels. Deborah also serves on two boards as appointments from Governor Martinez: New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology and New Mexico Mining Safety Board.
  • YWCA Women on the Move Award
  • Women of Distinction Award
  • Flywheel Venture’s Red Paperclip Award
  • Deborah has received the following awards: Colorado School of Mines Distinguished Alumni Award, Governor's Distinguished Public Service Award, Engineer of the Year Award (NM Society of Professional Engineers), Governor's Award for Volunteerism, New Mexico Business Weekly's Power Broker, Women Who Mean Business and Technology awards, Best of the Bar, and State Bar Best Employer.
  • Quality of Life Employer Award
  • Who’s Who in Technology
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Best Lawyers in America Recognition, 1997-Present
  • Super Lawyer’s Recognition, 2008-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest rating), 2006-Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Registered Professional Engineer in both New Mexico and Colorado
  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney (Federal), No. 31,649
Representative Clients:
  • New Mexico State University (Arrowhead Center - tech transfer arm), Flywheel Ventures, New Mexico Angels, Verge Fund, FormFactor, Moon Express, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Rocket Racing League, Spaceport America, State of New Mexico (Rail Runner)
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • The Ethics in Business Award is the most prestigious community award. Also received the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Achievement Award and Engineer of the Year Award. Also, see other awards, above.
Educational Background:
  • Colorado School of Mines, B.S., Major: Metallurgical Engineering, Honors: With Highest Honors, 1978
  • Throughout her career, Deborah Peacock has negotiated and completed thousands of licenses, distribution agreements, acquisitions and other corporate transactions, primarily representing smaller companies and universities. 
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Mining on the Moon; Yes, it's really going to happen, SME, Mining, 2017
  • Discussion of engineering technologies and future trends in aerospace and outer space, and including outer space laws. Aerospace and Outer Space Law for Engineers, New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, 2015, Aerospace and Outer Space Law for Engineers, New Mexico Society Of Professional Engineers, 2015
  • Speaker: and Chapter in, We Got Mojo!: Stories of Inspiration and Perspiration, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Blockchain
  • Communications
  • Computer
  • Consumer Products
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dental & Dentistry
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Internet & Software
  • Life Sciences & Chemical
  • Materials Science & Metallurgy
  • Medical
  • Mining & Minerals Processing
  • Oil&Gas
  • Optics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public Safety
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory & FDA
  • Security & Defense
  • The Arts & Jewelry
  • Water

Office location for Deborah A. Peacock

201 3rd Street Northwest
Suite 1340
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-369-7707


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