Think Before You Tack CFAA Claims on to Your Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
Senior AssociateSan Francisco
Derek Knerr, a senior associate in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Knerr counsels technology companies and litigates cases involving trade secret, copyright, patent, and other complex commercial issues.
Mr. Knerr has worked on matters for both Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies. He has experience in federal court, state court and arbitration.
He had the privilege of serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office in 2013, where he handled jury trials and other hearings on the criminal docket.
Mr. Knerr also maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Knerr served as a law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and before that, was an intellectual property litigation associate at another firm.
While at law school, Mr. Knerr served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review and as a research assistant to Professor Jane C. Ginsburg. He also was a summer associate in the Tokyo office of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.
Derek's notable representations include the following.