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Christina N. Goodrich

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

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

Christina 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, Christina 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, Christina gained extensive experience in appeals, federal procedure, and numerous substantive areas of law. Christina 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, Christina 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. Christina regularly consults on appeals in federal and state court.

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

  • 2021 Leaders in Law Honoree: Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year, Los Angeles Business Journal, November 2021

Notable Favorable Decisions

  • FINRA Arbitration, (November 2019) (securing arbitration award in clients’ favor on all claims, after numerous arbitration hearings over the course of a year, in dispute between broker-dealer and former employee).
  • Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 2018 WL 6220132 (S.D. Cal. 2018) (denying motion to dismiss patent infringement action).
  • Clinton v. Marshall, et al., 2018 WL 1449387 (C.D. Cal. 2018) (denying motion for judgment on the pleadings, wherein court rejected argument that collateral estoppel barred constitutional claims by transgender woman who was assaulted while incarcerated).
  • Becton, Dickinson and Co. v. Baxter International Inc., 639 Fed. Appx. 652 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (summarily affirming motion for summary judgment on patent invalidity).
  • Kaneka Corp. v. Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd., 2016 WL 11266869 (C.D. Cal. 2016) (granting motion to compel further Rule 30(b)(6) testimony and of majority of requested further responses to interrogatories and requests for production in patent infringement case involving CoQ10).
  • LSREF2 Clover Prop. 4, LLC v. Festival Retail Fund 1, LP, 3 Cal. App. 5th 1067 (Ct. App. 2016), as modified (Oct. 6, 2016) (reversing and remanding trial court decision in breach of guaranty action).
  • Zollicoffer v, Livingston, 169 F. Supp. 3d 687 (S.D. Texas 2016) (concluding that plaintiff, who is a transgender woman who was violently assaulted while incarcerated, had stated a claim for violation of Eighth Amendment and request for injunctive relief was not moot, and deferring ruling on qualified immunity).
  • Arcsoft, Inc. v. Cyberlink Corp., 153 F. Supp.3d 1057 (N.D. Cal. 2015) (denying motion for preliminary injunction and granting motion to dismiss trademark dilution and trade dress claims).
  • Wodka v. Causeway Capital Management LLC, 2015 WL 8694774 (2d App. Dist. 2015) (affirming trial court’s order sustaining demurrer without leave to amend in shareholder derivative action challenging purchase of shares in internet gambling business by mutual fund).
  • McClain v. Iradimed Corp., 111 F.Supp.3d 1293, 2015 WL 3649461 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (granting motion to dismiss with prejudice of securities class action).
  • Turner ex rel. Davis New York Venture Fund v. Davis Selected Advisers, LP, 626 Fed.Appx.713, 2015 WL 5692324 (9th Cir. 2015) (affirming dismissal at the pleading stage of shareholder suit).
  • Danzig v. Caiafa, 2015 WL 5009030 (C.D. Cal. 2015) (granting of motion for summary judgment in case involving trademark claims by members of the original Misfits).
  • Zollicoffer v. Livingston, 2015 WL 1893737 (S.D. Texas 2015) (denying motion to transfer venue in civil rights action for violation of Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights).
  • Locata LBS LLC v. PayPal Inc., 2014 WL 12672790 (N.D. Cal. 2014) (granting motion to stay patent infringement action).
  • Danzig v. Caiafa, 2014 WL 12601328 (C.D. Cal. 2014) (granting motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6) in trademark and contract dispute, including dismissal without leave to amend of Lanham Act and Declaratory Relief claims).
  • California Expanded Metal Prod. Co. v. ClarkWestern Dietrich Bldg. Sys. LLC, 2014 WL 5475214 (C.D. Cal. 2014) (granting motion to dismiss with prejudice of negligent interference claim in technology license dispute).
  • Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int'l, Inc., 733 F.3d 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (securing lengthy favorable dissenting opinions in appeal involving patent infringement dispute).
  • Infostream Group Inc. v. Avid Life Media Inc., 2013 WL 6018030 (C.D. Cal. 2013) (granting motion to dismiss in trademark dispute).
  • Taylor Energy Co. v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London Subscribing to Ins. Coverage Evidence by Policy No. HJ109303, 2010 WL 3952208 (E.D. La. 2010) (granting motion to compel as to privilege issues in high stakes insurance coverage dispute).
  • Irrevocable Tr. of Anthony J. Antonious v. Tour Edge Golf Mfg., Inc., 2010 WL 11523708 (C.D. Cal. 2010) (granting motion to transfer venue in patent infringement dispute).
  • Listed on Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women Attorneys”, April 2018
  • ACG Rising Star 2015-2016, Association for Corporate Growth - Los Angeles
  • Member, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pro Bono Representation Project
  • Recognized by Acritas Stars as a stand-out lawyer, as identified by clients.
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles
  • Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter Roundtable, Uh Oh! Did My Trade Secrets Just Walk Out the Back Door? -- Protecting and Recovering Trade Secrets, April 2020
  • Speaker, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Young Lawyers Section, Finding Your Voice: Effective Communication Strategies for Young Lawyers, May 2019
  • Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, Getting the Most Out of Your Outside Counsel, January 2018
  • Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter Roundtable, Internet Marketing and Intellectual Property Management and Enforcement, June 2016
  • Speaker, Kickstarter: Business Etiquette, April 2015
  • 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
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