Byron D.M. Pacheco
Areas of Practice
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.
Harvard University, A.M., Government & Social Policy, 2007; Harvard Graduate School Fellowship; American Political Science Assoc. Fellowship.
Hamilton College, B.A., Government, 2002; U.S. Dept. of State / Inst. for Intl. Education Boren Scholar; McKinney & Clark Public Speaking Prizes; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Hon. Analisa Torres, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013-2014
Hon. Susan Illston, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 2012-2013
United States District Court: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Byron Pacheco's main practice areas are complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, complex regulatory investigations and white collar criminal defense.
Mr. Pacheco joined the firm in 2014, after two years clerking on federal district courts in San Francisco and New York, and one year of litigation practice at Morrison & Foerster, where he focused on intellectual property and securities litigation.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Pacheco has represented a tech client in litigation involving standard essential patents and a large banking client in regulatory investigations.
Prior to law school, Mr. Pacheco was a researcher at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, focusing on immigration policy. At Stanford Law School, Mr. Pacheco remained actively involved in immigration issues, working on several immigration appellate cases before the Ninth Circuit and successfully petitioning for immigration relief for domestic violence victim. Mr. Pacheco has also been involved in other appellate matters, including drafting an amicus brief that was cited with approval by the majority in Graham v. Florida, a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that banned life sentences for certain juveniles. He maintains an active pro bono practice around these issues.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
Puerto Rican Bar Association