Molly Russell’s practice encompasses a wide range of intellectual property, white collar and general litigation matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, including work as plaintiff counsel in a civil rights action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and as counsel for a nonprofit company in an intellectual property protection matter.

Molly earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and was a Michael T. Masin Scholar. While in law school, Molly received Dean’s Awards in Evidence and Professional Responsibility.

Experience

  • Representing orthopedic surgery practice in internal and government investigation as well as related civil litigation.
  • Represented a leading video game publisher in a biometric privacy class action. Secured dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Represented plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action originally brought by Intel seeking relief with respect to nine semiconductor technology patents. Counterclaimed for infringement of 15 semiconductor technology patents and obtained favorable claim construction and summary judgment outcomes. The case settled shortly before trial.
  • Represented an executive involved in an FCPA investigation.
  • Counseled a major entertainment studio in a labor dispute.

Publications

  • "Patent Lost Profit Damages and Apportionment," The Intellectual Property Strategist (October 2017)
  • "New Test for Strict Liability Lawsuits," Daily Journal (January 27, 2016)

Speaking Engagements

  • "California Propositions 2016: What Do They Actually Mean?" hosted by Kendall Brill Kelly (October 25, 2016)"
  • "Enforcing Trademarks the Davy Crockett Way: 'Be Sure You’re Right, Then Go Ahead'" (March 18, 2016)

Education

UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2015); Order of the Coif; Michael T. Masin Scholar; Articles editor, UCLA Law Review

University of Oklahoma (B.A., Letters, 2012), summa cum laude; National Merit Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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