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Daralyn has been identified by Benchmark as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. She has an active trial and appellate practice spanning all areas of intellectual property litigation, as well as class actions, general commercial disputes, and professional liability. Daralyn recently won a federal jury trial for Orange in which the jury cleared the company of a $60 million dollar trade secret misappropriation and hacking claims. She has served as lead counsel for Genentech in a series of cases enforcing the Cabilly family of patents, generating billions in licensing revenue. She obtained a summary judgment victory for Twitter in a case seeking 5% of Twitter’s revenue, a result recently affirmed on appeal. She successfully defended Google against claims of copyright infringement arising from the scanning of works in major library collections, resulting in her being named one of California Lawyer Magazine’s Attorneys of the Year. Daralyn also represents defendants in nationwide and international class actions. She recently won a defense jury verdict on behalf of the California State University against a class of over 170,000 CSU students contending that that fee increases amounted to double-billing, a verdict recently affirmed on appeal.
Following law school, Daralyn clerked for the Honorable Douglas Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She then began work at Keker & Van Nest as an associate, and became a partner of the firm in January 1999. Daralyn co-founded Durie Tangri in 2009.
Daralyn is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers, a former co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and a court-appointed Early Neutral Evaluator for the Northern District of California. She recently won the American Bar Association’s closing argument competition at its annual litigation section meeting, besting three of the top litigators in the country. She is a co-author of a two-volume practice guide on California civil trials.
- A.B, Stanford University, Human Biology and Comparative Literature, 1988
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Literature, 1989
- J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
Last updated October 2018