Andrew Strabone focuses his practice on complex business disputes, with an emphasis on intellectual property and securities litigation. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including the financial services, telecommunications, computer hardware, semiconductor, entertainment and biopharmaceutical industries. Andrew has experience at all stages of litigation, including recently obtaining nine-figure verdicts and findings of patent infringement, validity and willfulness in each of three separate jury trials.

Andrew attended UCLA School of Law, where he served as co-editor in chief of the Journal of Law and Technology. Additionally, Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he successfully argued on behalf of a pro bono client in front of the California Court of Appeal to reverse and remand a custody order granting legal custody to a proven domestic violence abuser. Andrew is also a member of the firm’s Hiring and Diversity committees.

Experience

  • Optis Wireless Technology LLC et al. v. Apple Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Secured a $506.2 million jury award for PanOptis in a patent infringement suit against Apple involving 4G LTE technology. The jury found Apple infringed claims of the five patents at issue, determined all asserted claims were valid and found Apple’s infringement was willful.
  • Obtained jury verdicts of $200 million and $102 million for USAA in patent infringement trials against Wells Fargo in the Eastern District of Texas. The suits involved mobile remote deposit capture technology.
  • Represented Warner Bros. in a well-publicized class action alleging that participants received improper royalty payments on the exploitation of motion pictures in home video formats. In writ proceedings that resulted in a published opinion, Andrew and his colleagues convinced a three-justice panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District to order a complete dismissal of all claims against Warner Bros.

  • Served as defense counsel for the officers and directors of a Fortune 500 company in a shareholder class action alleging violations of securities laws.

  • Defended a Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical company in a shareholder class action alleging violations of securities laws.

  • Defended a national bank in a securities fraud lawsuit relating to multiple auto loan backed securitizations.
  • Represented a national radio broadcaster in common law copyright dispute alleging infringement of performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings.
  • Represented a limited liability company and its co-founder in a complex business dispute to recover multimillion-dollar damages.
  • Represented a Delaware limited liability company in the opposition of a dissolution action.

Education

UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2014); Co-editor in chief, Journal of Law and Technology

University of California, San Diego (B.A., Linguistics and History, 2010)

Admissions

  • California, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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