Jeffrey Walker is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

    Jeff represents public and privately held companies on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contract and licensing disputes, securities and shareholder derivative class actions, trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters. Jeff also has experience in assisting multinational corporations with government enforcement actions and internal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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    • Successfully defended a pharmaceutical company as a member of the trial team in bet-the-company arbitration related to a competitor’s challenge to the company’s exclusive rights to a breakthrough hepatitis C virus drug. The arbitration panel ultimately ruled that the competitor had no rights to the drug and was not entitled to any relief.
    • Represented a biotechnology company as a member of the trial team in litigation before the Delaware Chancery Court related to a competitor’s challenge to the company’s exclusive rights to its lead aesthetic product candidate. The company ultimately obtained a favorable post-trial settlement achieving its principal litigation objective – the competitor’s relinquishment of any claims to the company’s product candidate.
    • Conducted internal corporate investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
    • Defended a global e-commerce company in a class action under the California Resale Royalty Act before federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • Represented a biotechnology company in obtaining dismissal, with prejudice, of a Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 class action.
    • Defended the CEO of a technology company in securities and derivative litigation related to the company’s write-off of goodwill after acquiring a large software company.
    • Represented technology and biotechnology companies in federal securities litigation and SEC investigations.

    Education

    • Stanford University, J.D., 2011
    • Harvard University, M.A., 2011
    • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2007

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2017
    • California, 2011

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
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