Tom Werner advises clients regarding discovery—in particular electronic discovery and electronic document management—emphasizing the use of litigation technology to make document preservation, collection, production, review and management more effective and efficient and to better prepare cases for trial. Tom manages discovery on his cases from filing through trial, including briefing and arguing discovery motions, as well as evidentiary aspects of substantive and pretrial motions. His practice consists primarily of intellectual property litigations including patent and trade secret cases in U.S. district courts, International Trade Commission investigations, and adversarial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to his legal career, Tom served over five years in a variety of positions at Vulcan, Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's investment management company. He worked for several Allen companies, including Experience Music Project, The Hospital, Storyopolis and Vulcan Ventures. Upon his departure to law school, Tom managed business and legal affairs for the film production and financing unit of Vulcan Productions (formerly Clear Blue Sky Productions).

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2023-2024)


  • "Mobile Phone Ring Tones - Digital Technology Once Again Pushes the Envelope of Copyright Law," IP New Matter, Volume 28. No. 1 (September 2003)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Under Fire: Defending and Challenging Technology-Assisted Review," ALM’s LegalTech West Conference (May 22, 2012)


Loyola Law School of Los Angeles (J.D., 2002); Editor in chief, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review; Dean’s Scholar

University of North Texas (B.A., History, 1994), magna cum laude


  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California 
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