Jacob Heath, an associate in Orrick’s Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark actions.

He also has experience in representing clients in various federal and state litigation matters, including white collar criminal investigations, real estate litigation, business contract disputes and construction disputes.

Some of Jacob's experience includes appearing in federal court and successfully arguing a motion to continue discovery dates. He has also appeared in California Civil Court, successfully arguing demurrers to complaints and ex parte applications to continue trial, and he appeared at numerous case management conferences and status conferences in federal and state court. He also represented clients at mandatory settlement conferences and deposed witnesses and co-defendants in general civil litigation. Jacob has extensive experience in carrying out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud and deceptive activity, brand violations, intellectual property infringement and privacy breaches.

While working for other law firms, he gained extensive client contact. He has assisted in preparing a witness for grand jury testimony in a federal investigation and advised directors of a national sports association on its contractual relationship with community colleges and municipalities in Southern California. In addition, he has advised managing directors of mortgage brokers and lenders on potential liability and settlement prospects and also interviewed and prepared clients’ employees for depositions.