Daralyn J. DurieKeker & Van Nest LLP
...Daralyn J. DuriePartnerTel: 415.391.5400
Education:Boalt Hall School of Law
, University of California at Berkeley
, 1992University of California at Berkeley
, 1989Stanford University
, 1988Daralyn Durie has been chosen by The American Lawyer as one of the top 50 litigators under age 45 in the United States, selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California and one of the top 50 intellectual property lawyers in California, and identified by Chambers & Partners as one of the best intellectual property lawyers in California.Daralyn
has tried cases in both the state and federal courts in a wide range of areas including patent, trade secret, and unfair competition.She
(with John Keker) successfully represented Genentech
in a patent infringement action brought by Chiron, listed as one of the National Law Journal's Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2002.More recently, Daralyn
successfully defended Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
in the Eastern District of Texas against claims brought by Caritas Technologies, which had accused Comcast's
Digital Voice Service of infringing one of its patents.Daralyn
also represents various law firms in professional liability matters.Daralyn graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1992.She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1988, majoring in human biology and comparative literature, and received a Master's degree in comparative literature from University of California at Berkeley in 1989.
Following law school, Daralyn
clerked for the Honorable Douglas Ginsberg on the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit.
is a frequent invited speaker on patent litigation, the DMCA, and legal ethics , and has co-chaired or presented at seminars sponsored by Stanford University
, U.C. Berkeley
, the Advanced Patent Law Institute
, the Practicing Law Institute
, the American Bar Association and Law Seminars International
, among others.Daralyn
demonstrated trial skills at the annual meeting of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers
as a "Master of the Art."She is a program co-chair to the Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers, a former co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and teaches on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.Daralyn
is a co-author of a two-volume practice guide on California civil trials.Daralyn is also president of the Board of Trustees for Berkeley Montessori School.