Ed represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation. His practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, and other high-stakes commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on disputes in the technology and healthcare sectors. In every case, Ed brings the ability to master complicated factual and legal issues and refine them into clear, compelling arguments for judges and juries.

Ed has substantial experience in effectively and efficiently managing cases through all stages of litigation. Recently, he co-led discovery and managed trial preparation for a major technology company in one of the largest-ever intellectual property and antitrust disputes. He also co-led discovery efforts for the firm’s defense of Uber in a $1.6 billion trade secret and patent infringement case concerning technologies for self-driving vehicles.

Before he joined the firm, Ed worked in political campaigns and as a public policy consultant.

Ed’s major representative matters include:

  • Representing an advertising technology start-up asserting trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims against Google
  • Representing a major healthcare company asserting antitrust claims against Merck and Glenmark, alleging they entered into an unlawful “pay for delay” agreement concerning the prescription drug Zetia that prevented lower-priced generic drugs from entering the market for several years
  • Representing a major healthcare company asserting antitrust claims against Jazz and four other pharmaceutical companies for delaying generic competition for the sleep disorder drug Xyrem
  • Representing a major healthcare company asserting antitrust claims against Celgene based on its efforts to exclude competitors from selling generic versions of the prescription drugs Thalomid and Revlimid
  • Representing a major healthcare company asserting antitrust claims against the makers of more than 200 generic pharmaceuticals, alleging a widespread price-fixing and market allocation conspiracy
  • Defending a leading medical technology company against breach of contract and trade libel claims
  • Represented a major technology company asserting antitrust and FRAND patent claims against Qualcomm, a leading supplier of cellular modem chipsets and a major holder of standard-essential cellular technology patents
  • Defended Uber against trade secret and patent infringement claims brought by Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle affiliate, concerning LiDAR and other technologies for self-driving vehicles; Waymo initially sought more than $1.6 billion in damages; after four days of trial, Waymo settled for a stake in Uber valued at a fraction of that amount, in an agreement that allowed Uber to move forward with its development of self-driving vehicles
  • Defended a major technology company against patent infringement claims related to SMS messaging
  • Defended a major consumer electronics company against fraud, business tort, securities, and unfair competition claims asserted in California state court by a former manufacturer and distributor, which sought over $1 billion in damages; the client prevailed on summary judgment against all claims, and recovered attorneys’ fees and expenses
  • Represented Sony Pictures Entertainment in response to an unprecedented data breach that targeted the company’s release of the film “The Interview”
  • Represented First Quality, a major private label manufacturer, against patent infringement allegations asserted by competitor Kimberly-Clark in two related cases, and asserted antitrust counterclaims; in one case, after First Quality won summary judgment on several patents, Kimberly-Clark dropped its damages claim and the case was dismissed; in the other case, First Quality won a summary judgment decision significantly limiting Kimberly-Clark’s damages claims and the case settled before trial
  • Represented E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company and DuPont Pioneer in antitrust litigation against Monsanto, alleging that Monsanto unlawfully acquired and maintained a monopoly over agricultural biotech traits; the antitrust claims were resolved through a favorable settlement
  • Represented Barclays against Morgan Stanley in a breach of credit default swap action arising out of Tourmaline I, a hybrid CDO named 2005 ABS CDO Deal of the Year by Asset Securitization Report due to its “precedent-setting innovation” and complexity; the suit was one of the first federal trials concerning the breach of a financial derivatives agreement during the 2008 financial crisis; the case settled on favorable terms after a bench trial

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.; Order of the Coif; American Jurisprudence Awards (Torts, Employment Law); Co-Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law
  • Pomona College, B.A., with honors, Public Policy Analysis/Politics; Russell M. Story Prize

Bars

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court: Central District of California