Profile

Meredith is a California Bay Area-based trial lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes commercial disputes. She has taken five cases to trial, representing clients in both federal and state courts in California. Her litigation practice extends to a diverse array of practice areas, including intellectual property, contract, California state statutory and common law, and antitrust, with a particular focus in the technology sector. 

Her clients have included Fortune 100 companies and technology startups. Meredith brings efficiency, attention to detail, and a trial-ready instinct to her cases. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2013. In 2018, Meredith was recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and a Next Generation honoree in The Recorder's Women Leaders in Tech Law. She regularly presents on intellectual property and trial practice issues for legal industry, educational, and trade groups.

While at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Meredith served as an extern at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in San Francisco. She held a senior position on the Editorial Board of the California Law Review and received the Thelen, Marrin Prize for Law Journal Writing in 2009.

Meredith joined the firm following the completion of her federal clerkship with Judge Coughenour in the Western District of Washington in Seattle.

Experience

Meredith’s representative matters include:

  • Represented Uber in Waymo v. Uber, a high profile trade-secrets matter concerning self-driving cars, which resolved after four days of evidence at trial in a favorable settlement
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment in favor of defendant Beats Electronics in 2016 in a fraud, tort, and statutory securities suit brought by Monster in California state court
  • Representing Oracle in multiple matters relating to its intellectual property and contracts, including Oracle v. Google, a major patent and copyright trial in the Northern District of California in 2012
  • Serving as a key member of the core trial team in in a high-profile federal antitrust case in the portable music industry in federal court in 2014, winning a complete defense verdict from the jury in a class action that had sought $350 million in damages before trebling
  • Serving as a key member of the core trial team representing a Bay Area-based medical-device and technology startup in a patent inventorship dispute in 2014 in the Northern District of California, resulting in successful invalidation of the patent-in-suit
  • Serving as a member of the appellate team in Perry v. Brown (now Perry v. Schwarzenegger), upholding the trial court’s opinion that established a constitutional right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens of California

Publications & Presentations

Protecting Trade Secrets and Preventing Frontal Lobotomies, The Recorder (February 2018)

Enterprise Liability: Reviewing and Revitalizing Liability for Corporate Groups, 97 Calif. L. Rev. 195 (2009)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif; Senior Supervising Editor, California Law Review
  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude; distinction in major, Literature

Admissions

Bars

  • California

Awards and Associations

40 under 40, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2018

Next Generation Honoree, Women Leaders in Tech Law, The Recorder, 2018

Global Competition Review 2014 Litigation of the Year – Non-Cartel Defense

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2018

Advisory Board of the East Bay Community Law Center

Clerkships

  • Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Court: Western District of Washington