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Education

  • Texas Tech University, B.A. (2004)
  • Texas Tech University, M.A. (2007)
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2010)

Admissions

  • California
Raija Horstman, Counsel Los Angeles
rhorstman@crowell.com
Phone: +1 213.443.5530
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Raija Horstman is an experienced litigator focused in multiple areas of complex commercial litigation, including trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and consumer class actions. Raija is a counsel in the Los Angeles office of Crowell & Moring.

Raija has in-depth experience at all stages of litigation, from researching and drafting complaints, managing all aspects of discovery and trial, to preparing successful post-trial motions or oppositions. She has participated in numerous mediations and trials and has litigated and tried cases involving trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, false advertising, and consumer class actions, as well as general business and complex commercial litigation matters, including fraud, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Raija has first-chaired several jury trials and one bench trial as a volunteer city prosecutor through the Trial Advocacy program. She also volunteers on a monthly basis at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Clinic.

Representative Engagements

  • Raija was third-chair at trial in a three-week jury trial in California state court on behalf of a leading technology company and obtained a complete defense verdict in a wrongful termination and retaliation employment action. Plaintiff brought claims alleging falsification of test results. Raija was also responsible for the successful opposition to plaintiff’s motion for a new trial.
  • Raija was an integral part of the team that obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a consumer class action after a two-week jury trial in federal court on behalf of the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic drugs. Plaintiff brought claims on behalf of a class of consumers alleging false advertising under California’s Unfair Competition Law (Section 17200) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act. (Selected as one of the California Daily Journal’s 2016 Defense Verdicts of the Year)
  • Raija was an integral part of the team, including at trial, in defending a major television distributor in a jury trial brought by a premier pay television network in a complex commercial litigation matter in Colorado state court which resulted in extremely favorable settlement mid-trial.
  • Raija was an integral part of the team that recovered millions of dollars for a stock photography company in copyright and trademark litigation matters.
  • Raija has represented technology companies, retailers, and supplement manufacturers in all stages of consumer class action litigation and has obtained successful settlements in multiple consumer class action cases.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California

Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • State Bar of California