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Christina N. Goodrich

Associate
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Christina Goodrich is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

After law school, Ms. Goodrich was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Goodrich was also a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Otis D. Wright II in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

After her district court clerkships, Ms. Goodrich then served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition to appeals in the Ninth Circuit, she also worked on appeals in the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

During her trial and appellate court clerkships, Ms. Goodrich gained extensive experience in appeals, federal procedure, and numerous substantive areas of law. Ms. Goodrich worked on cases involving patents (including Markman hearings), right to publicity, employment, trademarks, copyrights, political campaigns, Anti-SLAPP, class actions, defamation, federal contracting, collective actions, federal estate taxes, NLRB decisions, insurance, banking, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, and Fourteenth Amendments, internet fraud, prisoner civil rights, franchise disputes, bribery, ERISA, and admiralty, as well as numerous criminal issues.

In private practice, Ms. Goodrich litigates in trial and appellate courts across the country. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, writs and appeals, federal practice, commercial disputes, and labor and employment. She has represented Fortune 100 companies, as well as individuals, in the entertainment, biotechnology, social media, sports products and apparel, movie and production, diagnostic testing, beverage, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, electronics, designer clothing, staffing, hospitality, and financial services industries. Ms. Goodrich regularly consults on appeals in federal and state court.

Ms. Goodrich is a member of the firm's Global Associate Liaison Committee.

Professional Background

After law school, Ms. Goodrich clerked for two federal district court judges in the Central District of California. Ms. Goodrich also clerked for an appellate court judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pro Bono Representation Project
  • Member, Loyola Law School Clerkship Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Kickstarter: Building an Effective Team, February 2014
  • Speaker, Kickstarter: Preparing for Life After Law School, July 2013
  • Speaker, Employee/Labor Relations Issues, Escrow Institute of California 2013 Annual Spring Conference, May 2013
  • Speaker, Kickstarter: Investing in the Right Extracurricular for You, May 2013
  • Speaker, California Employment Law Seminar: Recent Efforts to Regulate Non-Union Employers, November 2012
  • Guest lecturer, Clerkship & Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, Loyola Law School,
    March 2012
  • Speaker, Federal Judicial Clerkship Panel, Loyola Law School, 2008-2009
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action and related appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represent financial services and technology company in patent infringement action.
  • Represent pharmaceuticals company in appeal pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully resolved trademark infringement and contract actions for social media company, which included dismissal at the pleading stage of trademark claims based on keyword advertising and metatag practices.
  • Represent biotechnology company in patent infringement action.
  • Represent financial services company in securities action pending on appeal before the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals.
  • In a partnership with Lambda Legal, represent inmate in action against prison officials for violation of Eighth Amendment rights.
  • Represent financial services company in wage and hour class action.
  • Consulted on successful appeal involving Anti-SLAPP motion challenging defamation claims.
  • Represent inmate in action against prison official for violation of First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully resolved pro bono immigration action in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defended sports product manufacturer in patent infringement action.
  • Represented biotechnology company in trade secrets dispute.
  • Successfully resolved pro bono federal criminal RICO case.
  • Represented financial services company and its principals in suits alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence.
  • Obtained summary judgment for bank in retaliation case under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Defended diagnostic testing company in state and federal court actions alleging discrimination, retaliation, and related claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Obtained favorable ruling in discovery dispute in multi-million dollar federal insurance coverage action.
  • Represented oil and gas company in multi-million dollar insurance coverage action.