Kevin Y. Teruya

 

Los Angeles Office
Tel: +1 213-443-3000
Fax: +1 213-443-3100
kevinteruya@quinnemanuel.com

Practice Areas
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Securities 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)





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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.