Tala Toufanian Jayadevan focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Tala has represented clients through all stages of litigation, several of which were resolved through jury trials. Her trial experience includes complex federal patent infringement, trade secret and antitrust jury trials. She has also represented clients in a number of criminal health care fraud matters, including cases with allegations of violations of the Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute.

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Repräsentative Mandate

  • Defended Plantronics Inc., the leading maker of office headsets, in an antitrust jury trial against GN Netcom Inc. that resulted in a complete defense verdict in favor of her client after the jury deliberated for one hour (GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc., US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2017)
  • Defended BlackBerry Corporation in a patent infringement action involving wireless mobile phone technology and network infrastructure patents, in which the court found four out of the five patents at issue to be invalid or not infringed on summary judgment, and a jury found the remaining patent to be not infringed following a six-day jury trial (Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC v. Blackberry Corp., US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2016)
  • Defended Diablo Technologies, Inc., in a complex trade secret jury trial against Netlist Inc., resulting in a defense verdict (Netlist Inc. v. Diablo Technologies Inc., US District Court for the Northern District of California, 2015)

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  • Western Center on Law and Poverty, Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


University of Southern California – Gould School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2012
Brown University, BA, 2009


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California

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