Valerie M. Goo, Partner Los Angeles
vgoo@crowell.com
Phone: +1 213.443.5505
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Valerie M. Goo is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried numerous cases in the areas of complex commercial litigation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets, and consumer class action. Valerie is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Crowell & Moring.

Valerie has over 20 years of experience handling intellectual property, complex commercial litigation, and class action disputes.  She 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, and breach of fiduciary duty.  

Valerie has successfully obtained and defended against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, and commercial litigation matters. In addition, Valerie has state and federal appellate experience, including oral argument before the Ninth Circuit, and also has experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement.

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained unanimous defense verdict in consumer class action after 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)
  • Obtained temporary restraining order, and preliminary and permanent injunctions, on behalf of national financial institution against former employees in trade secrets misappropriation case.
  • Defended major television distributor in jury trial brought by a premier pay television network in complex commercial litigation matter in Colorado state court which resulted in extremely favorable settlement mid-trial.
  • Recovered millions of dollars for stock photography company in copyright and trademark litigation matters.
  • Successfully defended online advertising company in multiweek jury trial in federal court in trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement case.
  • Recovered millions of dollars in trade secrets misappropriation case on behalf of engine-part manufacturing company.  The case settled after three weeks of binding arbitration.
  • Defeated two separate preliminary injunctions brought by major television network and movie studio against satellite television distributor in cases involving tortious interference and copyright infringement.
  • Won dismissal of nationwide class action brought against major food retailer.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of manufacturing company in trade secrets litigation.
  • Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of aviation manufacturer in trade secrets and trade dress litigation.
  • Represented technology companies, retailers, and supplement manufacturers in all stages of consumer class action litigation.
  • Obtained successful settlement in consumer class action case brought against an internet company.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter, Board of Governors (2012-2016), Chair of Annual Seminar (2016)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter, Treasurer
  • State Bar of California

Honors

  • Recognized among "Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys" by Los Angeles Business Journal (2017)
  • Named to the World Trademark Review 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals (2013-2017)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2011 Fellow


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Cybersecurity Law and Solutions," Law Seminars International (April 15, 2016). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Consumer Class Action Conference," Bridgeport Continuing Education (January 8, 2016). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases," Bridgeport Continuing Education (May 8, 2015). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Jury Selection: What Happens When…?" Pincus Professional Education Seminar (January 30, 2015). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Advertising, Marketing & Media Law Litigation and Best Practices," Bridgeport Continuing Education (March 7, 2014). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Understanding IP Law for In-House Counsel & Non IP Lawyers," Bridgeport Continuing Education (November 1, 2013). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity: What Every Attorney Should Know Program," Bridgeport Continuing Education (May 17, 2013). Speaker: Valerie M. Goo.


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Firm News & Announcements

Sep.08.2017 Crowell & Moring partners Valerie Goo and Kent Goss Recognized as Los Angeles Business Journal's "Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys"
Jun.27.2017 Experienced Trial Lawyers Kent Goss and Valerie Goo Join Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group in Los Angeles