Justin Lichterman, a senior associate in the San Francisco office, focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation for technology and other public and private companies. He has extensive experience in high stakes litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, representing clients in both jury and bench trials in Federal and state courts across the country.
Mr. Lichterman has represented numerous technology clients in all forms of civil litigation, including private party disputes, class actions, and governmental agency enforcement actions, as well as in prelitigation guidance. He has defended clients in patent and trade secret lawsuits, cases involving the intersection of patent and antitrust law, and disputes concerning complex technology products or transactions. In addition, Mr. Lichterman has appeared in diverse cases in numerous jurisdictions, including complex bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings, international arbitrations and other matters in Federal and State courts. Mr. Lichterman also spent time as a prosecutor in a Trial Unit of the San Francisco District Attorneys' Office, where he first chaired several criminal jury trials.
In addition to complex commercial and technology cases, Mr. Lichterman has defended many companies and their directors and senior officers against allegations of securities fraud brought by private investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission. His experience in corporate governance litigation includes defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty under Delaware, California and other state laws, merger cases and shareholder disputes in both private and publicly-traded companies. Mr. Lichterman understands the business and regulatory concerns of his clients, and how to accommodate them in the litigation environment.
Mr. Lichterman's clients include leading technology and Fortune 500 companies, and he has represented, among others, NVIDIA Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Facebook, Levi Strauss & Co., Logitech, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2004, Mr. Lichterman was an associate with the San Francisco office of Clifford Chance US LLP. Before joining Clifford Chance, Mr. Lichterman was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Arthur P. Roy on the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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