Overview


Russell Hayman represents companies in the technology, health, life sciences and in other sectors in complex civil litigation nationwide. Drawing on his background as a federal prosecutor, he has also represented companies in government investigations and criminal proceedings. A successful trial lawyer having taken over 25 cases to trial, Russell has successfully defended clients in complex federal antitrust, patent infringement and theft of trade secret cases involving acoustic, cellular, Wi-Fi, software, mobile app, semiconductor and memory technologies. Russell’s trial experience in antitrust matters includes both horizontal and vertical restraint claims.

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Results


  • Served as lead trial counsel in a federal antitrust case involving Sherman 1, Sherman 2 and Clayton Act antitrust claims; the jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning a defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client (GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc., Del., 2017)
  • Served as lead trial counsel in a patent infringement action related to two-way wireless communications over cellular and Wi-Fi networks; the jury returned a verdict of no infringement, a complete victory for the Firm’s client (Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. BlackBerry Corp., N.D. Tex., 2016)
  • Served as lead trial counsel in a federal jury trial involving multiple counts of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, incorrect inventorship, trademark infringement and false advertising under the Lanham Act; following a three-week trial, the jury found that the Firm’s client did not breach any contract, did not misappropriate trade secrets, and retained sole inventorship of the patents at stake; rather than awarding the plaintiff $6.5 million sought in damages, the jury awarded nominal damages of $2 on the Lanham Act claims, and the trial court dissolved a preliminary injunction issued before trial (Netlist, Inc. v. Diablo Technologies, Inc., N.D. Ca., 2015)

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Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2008 to 2021, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care; 2019 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”; The Best Lawyers in America 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation – Health Care in Los Angeles area
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018
  • Chambers USA 2007 to 2020
  • The Legal 500 2019

Community


  • American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Credentials


Education
Yale University – Yale Law School, JD, 1982
Duke University, BA, 1979

Admissions
California
District of Columbia

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

Russell Hayman

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / June 1, 2020

San Francisco, California / McDermott Event / January 10, 2017

Bal Harbour, Florida / McDermott Event / November 10, 2016

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