Joshua H. Lerner

B.A., Reed College, 1997

J.D. Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Josh is proud to serve as lead counsel for the world’s leading technology companies.  Josh’s experience spans from class actions to intellectual property cases, and he litigates in federal court, state court, and arbitral forums. 

In 2016 and 2017, Josh was named a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, and this year he was named a litigation star.  From 2011 through 2015, Josh was named a Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, and a Super Lawyer from 2016 to present.

Josh started his career at Keker & Van Nest LLP.  Josh then spent a year practicing mainly criminal law at Clarence & Dyer before spending three years as in-house counsel at Genentech, Inc. as Senior Technology & Litigation Counsel. Josh provided daily counseling across the company and managed a variety of complex civil matters, overseeing everything from a small product liability case to a large complex commercial arbitration with more than twenty witnesses.

His practice continues to be focused on complex civil litigation, including serving as lead counsel in class actions, intellectual property, and contract disputes. In addition, Josh also has significant experience in litigating so-called “founder disputes” involving successful companies.

Josh has taught classes at UC Hastings with a focus on business torts.  He also serves as a Vice President for the Federal Bar Association.

Joshua H. Lerner