Justin Lichterman, a senior associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation for technology and other public and private companies.
Mr. Lichterman 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. He 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 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. He has appeared in diverse cases in numerous jurisdictions, including complex bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings, international and FINRA arbitrations and other matters in federal and state courts.
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. He has assisted clients with internal and regulatory investigations concerning alleged wrongdoing in the securities and corporate compliance and governance environment. 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. He understands the business and regulatory concerns of his clients, and how to accommodate them in the litigation environment. His clients include leading technology and Fortune 500 companies, and he has represented, among others, NVIDIA Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Levi Strauss & Co., Logitech, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Lichterman has extensive appellate experience. He served as lead or co-counsel in several cases in the federal and California courts of appeals, including responsibility for oral argument in the Ninth Circuit. He has also represented clients in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Lichterman spent time as a prosecutor in a Trial Unit of the San Francisco District Attorneys' Office, where he first chaired several criminal jury trials to verdict.
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, he served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Arthur P. Roy on the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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