Teruya, Kevin Y.

Kevin Y. Teruya

Partner

  Biography

Kevin Teruya is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  He specializes in complex business litigation, focusing on antitrust, unfair competition, and intellectual property matters.  He has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts in California and other states across the country.  He has been named as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyer.  He is an advisor to and a former officer of the executive committee of the antitrust section of the State Bar of California, an officer of the executive committee of the antitrust section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member of the editorial board of the California State Bar antitrust treatise.

  Notable Representations

  • Represents Nestlé USA, Inc. and Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company in an antitrust action involving an alleged conspiracy to exclude competition in a claimed market for “better for you” ice cream.
  • Represents Micron Technology, Inc. in an antitrust action involving an alleged conspiracy to boycott a certain type of computer memory.  Rambus sought $4 billion in compensatory damages, trebled to $12 billion, from Micron.  After a three-month trial, the jury rejected Rambus’s claim and awarded no damages.
  • Represents direct purchaser class plaintiffs in an antitrust action involving a price-fixing conspiracy in the polyurethane foam industry.  The Court granted plaintiffs’ motion seeking certification of a nationwide class of direct purchasers.
  • Represented Micron Technology, Inc. in an antitrust action involving an alleged conspiracy to boycott a certain type of semiconductor packaging.
  • Represented Micron Technology, Inc. in a patent infringement action regarding computer memory.  After a one-week bench trial, the Court ruled that Rambus could not enforce its patents against Micron, because Rambus had spoliated evidence and acted in bad faith.
  • Represented Freedom Wireless, Inc. in a patent infringement action regarding prepaid wireless telephone systems and methods.  After a 15-week trial, the jury awarded a $128 million verdict in favor of Freedom.
  • Represented Blockbuster Inc. in unfair competition class actions regarding its late fees policies and practices.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in antitrust class actions involving alleged monopolization, in a securities class action, and in patent infringement actions.
  • Represented a glass manufacturer in an antitrust class action involving an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.
  • Represented an office supplies retailer in a securities class action and through the merger review process.

  Practice Areas

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation

  Education

  • Harvard Law School
    (J.D., cum laude, 1998)
    • Journal of Law & Technology:
      • Editor
    • Ames Moot Court Competition:
      • Finalist (Best Brief)
  • Harvard College
    (A.B., Government, cum laude, 1995)

  Admissions

State Bar of California; State Bar of New York; United States Court of Appeals: 6th Circuit; United States District Court: Central District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York

  Prior Associations

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York:
    • Associate, 1999-2004

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Herbert Y.C. Choy: 
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998-1999

Professional Activities

  • Member, The State Bar of California:
    • Executive Committee, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association:
    • Executive Committee, Antitrust and Unfair
    • Business Practices Section
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association