Beatrice B. Nguyen, Partner San Francisco
bbnguyen@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7815
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Beatrice Nguyen is a partner in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office, and is a member of the firm's Antitrust Group. The Daily Journal has identified her as one of the "Top Women Litigators" in California. Clients particularly value her efficient, well-organized and innovative approach and her strong oral advocacy in high-stakes situations. Beatrice represents technology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies in complex litigation and arbitrations as well as federal and state governmental investigations involving antitrust and unfair competition law.

Representative Matters

  • Representing HP Inc. in federal case involving antitrust and unfair competition claims against manufacturers of optical disk drives for price-fixing. 
  • Defended major dialysis company in federal court against claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization brought by a competitor. 
  • Defended Taiwanese manufacturer of electrophoretic displays (EPDs) against antitrust and unfair competition claims and other state claims in federal court. 
  • Obtained TRO on behalf of PeopleBrowsr in California unfair competition case against Twitter. 
  • Defended major copier company in a federal case involving claims of anticompetitive behavior under the Sherman Act and RICO.
  • Defended major car rental company in federal court in case involving claims of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Won dismissal of state law claims under California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the California Court of Appeal, for four pharmaceutical companies in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving price-fixing claims under California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, for a manufacturer of utility vaults in action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit for managed care organization in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving monopolization and boycotting claims under California’s Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Defended major rental car company in federal court against allegations of monopolization and attempted monopolization, unfair competition, and invalidity and unenforceabilty of a patent.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in its iPhone™ trademark infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc.
  • Represented PeopleSoft, Inc. in its lawsuit against Oracle Corp. in connection with Oracle's hostile tender offer for PeopleSoft, which involved claims for interference with prospective economic advantage, unfair competition, and violation of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200 et seq.
  • Obtained an award of compensatory damages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs for an accounting firm in an arbitration involving a fee dispute with Bank of America, N.A.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California

Memberships
Member, American Bar Association, Sections on Antitrust and Litigation
Member, Asian American Bar Association

Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Commercial Contracts, Logistics & Supply Chain: Ways to Create Value and a Sustainable Stream of Affirmative Recovery," RILA’s Retail Law Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 25, 2016). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Andrew Kaplan.
  • "Supply Chain and Commercial Contracts Recovery: Deals Gone Bad," Crowell & Moring's Second Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 10-11, 2016). Presenters: Greg Call, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Andrew Kaplan, and Frank Nuzzi.
  • “Commercial Contracts and Supply Chain,” First Annual In-House Affirmative Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 19, 2015). Presenters: Andrew Kaplan, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Jennifer Romano, William Moore (Hewlett-Packard Company)
  • "Turning the Corporate Legal Department Into a Profit Center," Minority Corporate Counsel Association CLE Expo, Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2014). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and William R. Moore (Associate General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company).
  • "Reducing Litigation Risk and Expense through Effective E-Discovery Solutions," 25th Annual All Hands Meeting 2013 (December 5, 2013). Presenters: David D. Cross, Beatrice B. Nguyen, and Jeane A. Thomas.
  • "Litigation Forecast Antitrust Webinar: Litigating SEPs and FRAND Terms," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 12, 2013). Presenters: John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, Beatrice B. Nguyen, and M. Brinkley Tappan.
  • "Antitrust and Suppliers," Institute for Advanced Corporate Counsel (iACC), Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Event (June 2012). Presenters: Gregory D. Call and Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "Trial Practice & Litigation Skills: Succeeding as an Asian American Lawyer in the Courtrooms," the National Asian Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting (November 2010). Moderator: Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "The Corporate Plaintiff," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel (July 16, 2010). Presenters: Gregory D. Call and Beatrice B. Nguyen.
  • "Winning Strategies for Negotiating IP Indemnification," IP Counsel Café Conference (April 15, 2010). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Brian Koide.


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Firm News & Announcements

May.05.2016 Crowell & Moring Announces 2016 Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders
May.13.2010 Crowell & Moring Partners Janet Levine and Beatrice Nguyen Named Among California's "Top Women Litigators"