Laura Ganoza, partner with Foley & Lardner. Courtesy photo

Laura Ganoza has been appointed chair of the litigation practice in Foley & Lardner’s Miami office.

As practice chair, Ganoza oversees litigation with a principal focus on associate and senior counsel development including training and mentoring.

In her practice, she handles complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, including cross-border disputes, trade secret and noncompete actions, and manages trademark and copyright portfolios.

Ganoza is a partner in the firm’s business litigation and dispute resolution; IP litigation; trademark, copyright and advertising; and Latin America practices and is on the firm’s manufacturing industry team.

She is the regional director of the South Florida chapter of Fashion Group International, a 5,000-member global fashion industry nonprofit.

Ganoza has a niche in the fashion industry, helping develop a team that focuses on the fashion, beauty and apparel industries.

Leslie Smith, managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, said Ganoza “has consistently proven herself as a fierce advocate for her clients, a highly skilled adviser and as an industry leader.”

Foley & Lardner has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.