IP Trial Lawyer Laura Wytsma Joins Orrick in Los Angeles

1 minute read | February.27.2024

  • With more than two decades of IP trial experience, Laura Wytsma focuses on patent matters in the federal courts. She has successfully represented dozens of leading software, satellite, automotive, sporting goods and defense contractor companies, among others. She has also briefed and argued appeals in the Ninth and Federal Circuits.
  • Most recently a partner with Venable, Laura joins us in Los Angeles. She is the 9th partner to join our IP litigation team in the past year and a half, and reunites with tech and life sciences trial lawyer Tim Carroll, who also recently joined from Venable.

“We’re thrilled to welcome another talented trial lawyer known for her courtroom presence and strong brief writing. She and Tim will be an outstanding team,” said Alyssa Caridis, co-head of Orrick’s IP Business Unit and also based in LA.

Added Laura: “I’m excited to join an IP team with such a stellar reputation for protecting client innovations and to be part of Orrick’s trial culture. I look forward to working again with Tim and the rest of the team to build further on that success.”

In addition to her IP litigation practice, Laura has been recognized for her pro bono work representing asylum seekers from around the world in immigration proceedings.