Eulonda Skyles

Counsel
Intellectual Property

Eulonda Skyles is an experienced litigator who specializes in litigating intellectual property, technology and business disputes on behalf of high-technology and Internet companies. Ms. Skyles has significant experience with Internet law and intellectual property disputes arising under the Communications Decency Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Her litigation experience also includes representing technology companies in patent suits, securities derivative suits, consumer class actions involving false advertising and unfair competition claims, and privacy and security breaches.

Ms. Skyles joined Orrick as of counsel in early 2013 as a part of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as head of litigation and risk management/compliance at SafeNet, Inc., a data security and encryption technology company based in Maryland. Prior to her tenure at SafeNet, Ms. Skyles served as litigation counsel for Yahoo! Inc., where she oversaw domestic and international litigation and provided legal counsel to business clients in the areas of product compliance, online privacy regulations, data security and legal risk analysis involving indemnities, warranties, joint-ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Skyles was a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Eulonda Skyles
Speeches
  • Knowledge Congress, Live Webcast: IP and Social Media Issues – Hot Topics, Aug. 26, 2013
  • 12th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Panel, Best Practices in Data Collection, Use, and Disclosure to Governmental Entities, June 28, 2013 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Practicing Law Institute Conference, Panel: Privacy and Behavioral Advertising Class Actions, Stanford e-Commerce Center, Jan. 2013 (San Francisco, CA)
  • 11th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Panel, Best Practices for Corporate Security & Anti-Hacking, Stanford Law School, June 18, 2012 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • ABA, 27th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Meeting, “Internet-Related IP Law for Cloud Computing and Emerging Technologies,” Mar. 28-30, 2012 (Arlington, VA)
  • Practicing Law Institute Conference, Panel: Privacy and Behavioral Advertising Class Actions, Stanford e-Commerce Center, Jan. 2012 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • ABA, 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Meeting, “Consumer Criticism and Internet Gripes: Using IP Laws and Circuit Splits to Protect Your Company and Avoid Liability," April 2011
  • 6th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, Panel: Cutting Edge Litigation Strategies for Online Businesses, Stanford Law School, June 12, 2009 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • ABA Litigation Section Annual Meeting, Taming the Wild West – Dealing with the New and Gnarly Problems in Cyberspace, “Government Subpoena for Data on Internet Search Queries: Legal & Policy Implications,” May 1, 2009 (Atlanta, GA)
  • ABA, 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Meeting, “Web 2.0 & User Generated Content: Liability for Right of Publicity and Invasion of Privacy Claims,” April 1-4, 2009 (Arlington, VA)
  • Practicing Law Institute, Updates on Class Action Fairness Act, Panelist on “The View From In-House Counsel” – Mar. 2006 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles – 11th Annual Litigators’ Forum, “It’s a Wrap – Cutting Edge Issues in Entertainment Law,” Panelist on Digital Libraries Seminar – Jan. 2006 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Practicing Law Institute, Copyright Best Practices, Presenter: “Intellectual Property Best Practices: Strategies for In-House Counsel,” and “Winning Litigation Strategies” – Sep. 2005 (San Francisco, CA).
Admitted In
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1998
  • B.A., magna cum laude, History, Cornell University, 1992
Honors
  • Stanford Law Review, Note Editor
  • 1998 Winner, Stanford Kirkwood Moot Court Competition - Best Advocates (Team Award), Best Oralist (Individual Award)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in all Subjects
Clerkships
  • Hon. William H. Orrick, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1998-1999
Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association

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