Valerie is a partner in the Los Angeles office and has been with the firm since 2008. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property disputes. She has significant experience with patent, trade secret and trademark litigation. Valerie has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country and has spent hundreds of days in trial trying some of the largest intellectual property cases of the last decade.
Valerie holds an undergraduate degree in finance and has substantial experience working with damages experts and developing damages strategies. In the smartphone wars, she played an integral role in devising Samsung’s damages strategy, which resulted in a jury award of less than 5.5% of Apple’s requested $2.2 billion damages. In a 2016 trade secret theft trial where she represented a large pharmaceutical company, Valerie was a critical member of the trial team that held the non-profit plaintiff to less than 1% of its requested damages.