Daralyn J. Durie

A.B., Stanford University, Human Biology and Comparative Literature, 1988

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Literature, 1989

J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Daralyn Durie has been selected by Chambers & Partners as one of the top 25 patent litigators in California, the American Lawyer as one of the top 50 litigators under age 45 in the United States, Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America, and the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers and one of the top 75 intellectual property lawyers in California.

Daralyn serves as lead counsel in high-stakes patent cases for companies including Genentech, Twitter and LinkedIn.  She is defending Google against claims of infringement arising from the scanning of works in major library collections.  Daralyn also represents defendants in nationwide and international class actions, including representing the California State University against a class of CSU students challenging fee increases and successfully fended off a preliminary injunction motion in that case. Daralyn also represents various law firms in professional liability matters.

Following law school, Daralyn clerked for the Honorable Douglas Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She then began work at Keker & Van Nest as an associate, and became a partner of the firm in January 1999. Daralyn co-founded Durie Tangri in 2009.

Daralyn is the President of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers, a former co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and a court-appointed Early Neutral Evaluator for the Northern District of California. She has testified before the Federal Trade Commission, demonstrated cross-examination to judges from China, and speaks frequently on intellectual property issues. She is a co-author of a two-volume practice guide on California civil trials.

In high school, Daralyn was the Canadian national independent school debate champion. She and Mark Lemley, as partners at Stanford, had the distinction of being demolished by the English National Champion Oxford debate team their freshman year.

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Daralyn J. Durie