James Freedman

Associate
Intellectual Property

James Freedman is an associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, focusing his practice on patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark litigation and counseling. In addition, James assists clients with copyright and trademark registrations, technology transactions, and settlement negotiations. He is also part of a team representing, on a pro bono basis, plaintiffs in a class action alleging they were victims of a loan modification scam.

During law school, he served as an editor on the boards of the Stanford Law Review (as its first Senior Online Editor) and the Stanford Technology Law Review (as Online Director), and as co-president of the Stanford Law & Technology Association. James worked on an amicus brief for the Stanford Fair Use Project and Cyberlaw Clinic and received pro bono distinction for his involvement with the Social Security Disability Project. He was also a teaching assistant for the Stanford University Department of Economics.

Prior to attending law school, James worked in journalism and media relations for various publications and firms, including as an Op-Ed Editor for The Huffington Post's OffTheBus politics section during the 2008 election.

James Freedman
Education
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
Honors
  • Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Copyright
  • Robert C. Watson Award, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Externships
  • Hon. Joyce Kennard, Supreme Court of California

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