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Karly Valenzuela

Patent and White Collar Litigator

Karly has represented plaintiffs and defendants in dozens of high-stakes patent infringement, complex commercial, and white collar matters worldwide.

BIO

Karly’s patent litigation experience covers a variety of technologies, including wireless telecommunications, digital rights management, IT management solutions, interactive program guides, and digital video receivers.

In Certain Digital Video Receivers & Related Hardware & Software Components, Inv. No. 337-TA-1103, Karly cross-examined an adverse third party witness on behalf of complainant Rovi Corporation at trial before the International Trade Commission. She also prepared Rovi’s witnesses for examination, assisted with cross-examination strategy, and drafted numerous briefs and motions, including discovery motions, motions in limine, motions for summary determination, and aspects of Rovi’s comprehensive pre-hearing and post-hearing briefing. In addition, Karly was a key member of Rovi’s domestic industry team.

In ContentGuard Holdings v. Amazon.com, 2:13-cv-1112 (E.D. Tex.) and ContentGuard Holdings v. Google, 2:14-cv-61 (E.D. Tex.), Karly represented ContentGuard in two trials involving digital content rights management against Apple, Google, and Samsung. Karly prepared both expert and fact witnesses for their testimony, developed cross-examination strategy, argued jury instructions in chambers, prepared demonstratives for trial, and resolved evidentiary disputes with opposing counsel.

In BMC Software, Inc. v. ServiceNow, Inc., 2:14-cv-903 (E.D. Tex.), Karly represented BMC Software  with respect to IT management solutions. The matter settled favorably for BMC on the eve of trial.

Karly’s experience also extends to white collar matters, internal investigations, and complex commercial disputes. As part of a year-long internal investigation of a multi-national financial institution, Karly managed teams of attorneys in Switzerland, Israel, and Luxembourg, culminating in a complex report delivered to the New York State Department of Financial Services. Karly has also represented overseas clients in civil and criminal matters, including with respect to allegations of fraud and money laundering, and in investigations by the Department of Justice involving international bribery and official corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has assisted in obtaining and resisting discovery for use in international proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. She has also principally authored briefing before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Karly graduated from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a member of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and a moot court student editor. She was also actively involved in the Environmental Law Clinic, where she wrote and filed motions and briefs related to the Clean Water Act.

Before attending law school, Karly was a forensic auxiliary officer at The Pennsylvania State University Police Department, where she documented evidence and assisted with crime scene investigations at campus locations.

EDUCATION

    Columbia Law School (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2014
    • Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

    The Pennsylvania State University (B.S., Forensics Biology; B.S., Crime, Law, & Justice), 2011

ADMISSIONS

    State Bar of California

    State Bar of New York

    Eastern District of Texas

    Central District of California

    Southern District of New York

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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EDUCATION

    Columbia Law School (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2014
    • Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

    The Pennsylvania State University (B.S., Forensics Biology; B.S., Crime, Law, & Justice), 2011

ADMISSIONS

    State Bar of California

    State Bar of New York

    Eastern District of Texas

    Central District of California

    Southern District of New York

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit