• University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (1992)
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (1996)


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Valerie M. Goo


Valerie M. Goo is an experienced trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience and the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office. She has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts across the country in the areas of complex commercial litigation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets, false advertising, and consumer class action. Valerie routinely litigates cases for technology companies, including disputes over development and supply agreements.

Valerie has extensive 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.

Chambers USA, Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - California recognizes Valerie a "noted litigator who frequently advises on trademark and trade secrets disputes." She is described by one client as "a very strong trade secret attorney."


  • Named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Leaders of Influence: Litigators and Trial Lawyers" list, 2020, 2022
  • Recognized by Chambers USA in Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets – California with a Band 3 ranking, 2021 
  • Recognized among "Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys" by Los Angeles Business Journal, 2017 
  • Named to the World Trademark Review 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals, 2013 – 2021 
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2011 Fellow


Professional Activities and 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, President
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • State Bar of California

Representative Matters

  • Representing an aviation industry client in a complex trade secrets case involving the development of hardware and software for avionics display units. 
  • 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 trademark infringement 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.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Trials during COVID – What is happening and choices to be made," Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 17, 2020). Presenters: Gregory D. Call, Valerie M. Goo, Keith J. Harrison, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, and Mark Supko.
  • "Recovery Opportunities in the World of IP Licensing: Two Complementary Views," Third Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 9, 2019). Presenters: Arthur Beeman, Valerie M. Goo, Kent B. Goss, and Joel T. Muchmore.
  • "FTC’s Regulatory and Enforcement Outlook," ACC In-House Counsel Conference, Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2019). Speakers: Holly A. Melton and Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Trademark and Copyright 3D Printing Issues: from Infringement to Protection," The Legal, Regulatory and Business Conference on 3D Printing, Chicago, IL (June 14, 2018). Presenter: Valerie M. Goo.
  • "Off-Limits Information and Employee Mobility," OOPS 2018, Crowell & Moring's 34th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2018). Presenter: Peter Eyre, Trina Fairley Barlow, Valerie M. Goo, and M. Yuan Zhou.
  • "Litigating the Trade Secrets Case," Orange County In-House Counsel Conference, Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2018). Speakers: Valerie M. Goo and Kent B. Goss.
  • "California Consumer Protection Cases Predicated on Omissions," 2018 Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (January 19, 2018). Panelists: Valerie M. Goo and Raija Horstman.
  • "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

July 28, 2022 Los Angeles Business Journal Names Valerie Goo to 2022 Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers List
June 1, 2022 Chambers USA 2022 Ranks 70 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 37 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
March 7, 2022 World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000
May 20, 2021 Chambers USA 2021 Ranks 63 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 30 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
February 22, 2021 World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000
July 14, 2020 Los Angeles Business Journal Names Valerie Goo to Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers List
July 7, 2020 World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000
September 8, 2017 Crowell & Moring partners Valerie Goo and Kent Goss Recognized as Los Angeles Business Journal's "Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys"
June 27, 2017 Experienced Trial Lawyers Kent Goss and Valerie Goo Join Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group in Los Angeles