Practice areas

Education

  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2011); James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Carroll G. Harper Prize for intellectual property studies; Articles Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
  • Columbia College (B.A., Computer Science and English, 1999)

Gavin Snyder is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s litigation and IP litigation practice groups. His practice focuses on patent litigation. He has worked on cases involving a wide array of technologies, including mobile mapping software, mobile Internet browsing, network and server load balancing, and computer security using machine learning.

Mr. Snyder earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2011 where he was a James Kent Scholar and was awarded the Carroll G. Harper Prize for intellectual property studies. He earned his B.A. in Computer Science and English from Columbia College in 1999.

Prior to law school, Mr. Snyder worked as a computer programmer for various companies in the video game, computer-aided design, and web industries. He was a programmer on four PC video games from Westwood Studios, including Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Nox.   

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • 2011, California
  • 2012, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • 2013, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California