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Roddy, Valerie

Valerie Roddy



Valerie Roddy’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation including patent litigation in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission.  She also has extensive experience in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer class action litigation.  Valerie frequently represents plaintiffs: In addition to helping patentees assert their patents and representing antitrust plaintiffs, she also represents relators in non-intervened False Claims Act cases alleging Medicare Part C fraud.  In addition to her work at the trial court level, Valerie has an active appellate practice and has authored significant appellate briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and three California Courts of Appeal.  Valerie was named a Southern California “Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014 and a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

  Representative Clients

  •  Alphonso Inc.
  • Channell Commercial Corporation
  • Daimler AG
  • Epson America, Inc.
  • JMI Services, Inc.
  • Marvell Technology Group, Ltd.
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Missoni S.p.A.
  • Moldex-Metric, Inc. 
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • TransWeb, LLC

  Notable Representations

  • On behalf of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, obtained a unanimous reversal in the California Court of Appeal on the central issue on appeal regarding the reasonableness of Metropolitan’s ratemaking decisions, including under Proposition 26, overturning the vast majority of a $235 million-plus judgment, and defeated a Petition for Review of that decision to the California Supreme Court.
  • Representing a relator in a non-intervened case against a Medicare Advantage Plan in the District of Puerto Rico involving allegations of risk adjustment-related Medicare fraud.
  • Representing a relator in a non-intervened case against a Medicare Advantage Plan in the Southern District of Florida involving allegations of risk adjustment-related Medicare fraud.
  • Obtained dismissal of a class action and shareholder derivative lawsuit against the officers and directors of a technology company alleging breaches of fiduciary duty arising from an adverse patent infringement verdict and seeking more than a billion dollars in damages.
  • Represented TransWeb, LLC in TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Properties Co.in the District of New Jersey, in which a jury returned verdicts finding, in TransWeb’s favor, that 3M engaged in Walker Process fraud on the USPTO and that 3M’s asserted patent claims were invalid and not infringed, and obtained a complete affirmance of the district court judgment in a precedential decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • On behalf of a manufacturer of hearing protection products, obtained finding on summary judgment that prior patent infringement litigation by a competitor was objectively baseless so as to support sham litigation and malicious prosecution claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment of no inequitable conduct for Seiko Epson Corporation and two of its U.S. subsidiaries in five coordinated patent infringement cases in the District of Oregon.
  • Represented Seiko Epson Corporation, Epson America, Inc. and Epson Portland, Inc. as complainants in an ITC enforcement proceeding, resulting in more than $20 million in civil penalties against violating respondents, and on appeal in the Federal Circuit, where the penalties were affirmed in a significant published decision.
  • On behalf of Seiko Epson Corporation, Epson America, Inc. and Epson Portland Inc., obtained a General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders in a second ITC action asserting five patents covering ink jet cartridge technology against nineteen respondents.
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction against a Japanese client based on alleged trade secret theft.
  • Represented Epson America, Inc. in a nationwide class action alleging that Epson misrepresented and failed to disclose the rate at which its inkjet printers consumed ink, obtaining summary judgment in Epson’s favor of the omission claims and denial of class certification of the affirmative misrepresentation claim.
  • On behalf of second largest metals manufacturer in China, obtained order quashing service of indictment in a federal prosecution under Economic Espionage Act.
  • Represented an outside director of a software company in federal and state securities fraud actions seeking in excess of $2 billion in damages and obtained summary judgment of one state court action leading to favorable resolutions of the others.


  • New York University School of Law
    (J.D., 2004)
    • NYU Law Review:
      • Notes Editor 
    • Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition:
      • Semi-finalist

  • Tulane University
    (M.A., Latin American Studies, 2000) 
    (B.A., Political Science and Latin American Studies, summa cum laude, 1999)
    • Phi Beta Kappa


The State Bar of California; United States Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit; United States District Courts: Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California


  • Spanish

Publications and Lectures

  • "The Domestic Dog's Foreign Tail: Foreign Relevant Conduct Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines," 79 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1500 (2004)