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 five 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, Diversity and Mentoring committees.
- Netlist Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. (E.D. Tex.). Part of the trial team that secured a $303.15 million jury verdict for Netlist in a suit against Samsung involving five patents relating to computer memory technology. The jury also found willful infringement, and determined Samsung failed to prove any of the patents are invalid.
- Optis Wireless Technology LLC et al. v. Apple Inc. (E.D. Tex.). Secured a $300 million jury award for PanOptis in a patent infringement suit against Apple involving 4G LTE technology. The award represented the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalty that jurors determined Apple owes PanOptis. Jurors in a previous trial 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.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2024)
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)
- California, 2014
- U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits