Christina Goodrich is an intellectual property litigation partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and the office’s managing partner.
Christina litigates on behalf of clients in a variety of industries in trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as the International Trade Commission. She focuses her practice on litigation and counseling relating to trade secrets, patents, trademarks, copyrights, writs and appeals, and commercial disputes. Christina’s has represented clients in the entertainment, financial services, biotechnology, social media, e-commerce, sports products and apparel, movie and production, diagnostic testing, beverage, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, electronics, designer clothing, staffing, and hospitality. Christina has successfully led a team as a first-chair in a lengthy arbitration and has trial experience in the International Trade Commission.
Christina has extensive experience in federal district court cases and appeals. Christina has worked on high stakes cases involving theft of confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information, disputes over the right to publicity, trademark, trade dress, patent, and copyright rights, Anti-SLAPP motions, consumer and employment class actions, government contracting, insurance bad faith, violations of the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, internet fraud, prisoner civil rights, shareholder derivative actions, securities fraud, and admiralty.
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 and the Honorable Otis D. Wright II in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. After her district court clerkships, Christina 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.
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.
- Los Angeles Business Journal, Specialty Award, “Attorney to Watch,” 2023
- The Legal 500 United States, Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage), 2023
- Notable mention as practice head
- Los Angeles Business Journal, Top 100 Lawyers, 2022 and 2023
- Leaders in Law Honoree: Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year, Los Angeles Business Journal, November 2021
- BTI Client Service All-Star, 2020
- Listed on Los Angeles Business Journal's “Most Influential Women Attorneys” April 2018
- Recognized by Acritas Stars as a stand-out lawyer, as identified by clients.
Notable Favorable Decisions
- Entropic Commc'ns, LLC v. DirecTV, LLC, 2023 WL 3407132 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2023) (denying motion to stay pending inter partes review)
- Gisairo v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., 2023 WL 2860553 (D. Minn. Apr. 10, 2023) (granting motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement)
- Securus Techs., LLC v. Dep't of Tech., 2023 WL 2566283 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 20, 2023), as modified on denial of reh'g (Apr. 13, 2023), review denied (May 31, 2023) (affirming trial court order granting petition for writ of mandate setting aside award of contract to provide communications and related services to incarcerated persons in California because the winning bidder failed to comply with the requirements of the RFP)
- U.S. Bancorp Invs., Inc. v. Madison, 2023 WL 178331 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2023), reh'g denied (Jan. 31, 2023) (affirming arbitration award in favor of defendants)
- CPC Pat. Techs. PTY Ltd. v. Apple, Inc., 2023 WL 3579314 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 3, 2023) (granting motion for de novo determination of dispositive matter referred to Magistrate Judge and granting petition for discovery in aid of foreign proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782)
- CPC Pat. Techs. Pty Ltd. v. Apple, Inc., 34 F.4th 801 (9th Cir. 2022) (reversing district court’s decision applying wrong standard of review of Magistrate Judge’s denial of petition for discovery in aid of foreign proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782)
- Arlton v. Aerovironment, Inc., 2021 WL 1589302 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 22, 2021) (granting motion for summary judgment because defendants are immune from patent ifringement liabilty pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1 498
- 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, and rejecting 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).
- ACG-LA Sponsorship Committee Member, 2021-Present
- ACG-LA Rising Star 2015-2016, Association for Corporate Growth - Los Angeles
- Member, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pro Bono Representation Project
- Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles
- Speaker, "Uh Oh! Did My Trade Secrets Just Walk Out the Back Door? -- Protecting and Recovering Trade Secrets," Howmet Aerospace, October 2021
- Speaker, "Uh Oh! Did My Trade Secrets Just Walk Out the Back Door? -- Protecting and Recovering Trade Secrets," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter Roundtable, April 2020
- Speaker, "Finding Your Voice: Effective Communication Strategies for Young Lawyers," Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Young Lawyers Section, May 2019
- Speaker, "Getting the Most Out of Your Outside Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, January 2018
- Speaker, "Internet Marketing and Intellectual Property Management and Enforcement," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter Roundtable, 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,
- Speaker, Federal Judicial Clerkship Panel, Loyola Law School, 2008-2009
- “How the Houston Astros went from victims of cyber-espionage to perpetrators of a bombshell cheating scheme,” LawInSport, 13 February 2020
- “Harmonize Your Trade Secret Protection to Protect Your Assets,” ACC Docket, December 2017
- “Cyber-espionage Hits Major League Baseball: A Review of the Cardinals & Chris Correa Case,” LawInSport, 2 March 2017
- Mentioned, "9th Circ. Revives IP Discovery Feud Against Apple," Law360, 18 May 2022