Ric Fukushima is a California litigation attorney and is a member of the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Ric is an experienced trial lawyer and his practice covers all stages of the litigation process. Ric represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including product liability, general commercial litigation, and intellectual property matters. Ric has represented clients before California superior courts and various state and federal district courts. 

Ric is also an alumnus of the Orange County District Attorney's Office Trial Attorney Partnership ("TAP") program. With the TAP program, Ric first-chaired two criminal jury trials to verdict and conducted numerous felony preliminary hearings. 

Ric started his career at Orrick as a summer associate in 2009. Before joining Orrick, Ric was an intellectual property intern at San Diego-based medical device company, NuVasive, Inc., where he assisted patent counsel on matters relating to patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate assessments. 

  • Ric's representative experiences include the following:

    • Union Carbide Corporation. Ric is a member of the Orrick team acting as National Counsel to Union Carbide (a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) in ongoing asbestos-related product liability litigation. Ric is a member of the Orrick team that has taken numerous disputes to trial, including a recent complete defense verdict in California and a recent favorable resolution after a multi-week jury trial in Oregon. Ric also acts as Regional Counsel for the company where he oversees and manages the company's litigation docket in 10 states of the Western United States.
    • DISH Network. Represented DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries in various patent infringement lawsuits in federal district courts, including the Central District of California, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Texas. The technology at issue in those cases related to data transmission, electronic signal processing, and electronic programming guides.
    • Fujifilm and Konica Minolta. Represented Fujifilm and Konica Minolta as co-defendants in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas involving electronic signal processing technology within commercial camera and printer products.
    • Microdynamics. Represented Microdynamics, a national provider of personalized transactional printing and mailing services, in a patent infringement lawsuit. The case was successfully transferred to and resolved in Microdynamics’ home district – the Northern District of Illinois.
    • Corporate Internal Investigations. Assisted in extensive internal investigations and inquiries for various companies, including Fortune companies, into compliance with federal government regulations.
    • Pro Bono. Represented an individual in connection with his lawsuit against a former doctor for violation of his California Constitutional Right to Privacy and various medical information privacy statutes. The case settled on favorable terms.

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