Rachel Herrick Kassabian is a partner in the Silicon Valley office, and serves as Chair of the firm’s Internet Litigation Practice. She represents companies in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial litigation matters, with a special focus on Internet technology and Internet sector businesses and disputes. Her areas of expertise include copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other commercial disputes. In particular, over the past decade Ms. Kassabian has successfully defended various leading service providers asserting safe harbor under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Ms. Kassabian has successfully tried several cases to verdict, and has defended her trial victories on appeal. She also has significant experience in corporate investigations, particularly in the context of allegations of economic espionage and trade secret misappropriation, employment matters and corporate governance issues.
Ms. Kassabian regularly advises startups and other tech clients, big and small, on intellectual property issues and best practices, to help them minimize and manage litigation risk while they grow their businesses.