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Clara J. Shin
Clara J. Shin
Partner
San Francisco +1 415 591 7058 cshin@cov.com Download V-card

Clara Shin advises clients in complex technology, intellectual property, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes.  The Daily Journal has recognized her as one of California’s top intellectual property litigators and for obtaining one of the top verdicts in the state.

Most recently, Ms. Shin secured a unanimous jury verdict for a Covington client on all causes of action—including willful federal trademark infringement, common law trademark infringement, and federal unfair competition—and punitive damages.

  • Representation of Microsoft in breach of contract and copyright infringement suits in various federal courts across the United States.
  • Representation of UK-based private equity companies in asserting breach of contract claims related to earn-out payments due under a Share Purchase Agreement.
  • Representation of an apparel company against Quiksilver in securing a unanimous jury verdict on willful federal trademark infringement, common law trademark infringement, and federal unfair competition claims; punitive damages; and attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Representation of an investment bank in asserting trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. After arguing and winning a summary judgment ruling of fiduciary duty liability, defendants settled the case.
  • Representation of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. and Abbott Laboratories in securing an affirmance by the Federal Circuit of the district court’s denial of supplemental fees sought by Becton Dickinson & Co. and Nova Biomedical.
  • Representation of Autodesk in a successful Ninth Circuit appeal of an adverse ruling regarding the Copyright Act's first sale and essential step doctrines.
  • Representation of a management association in a federal trial over ERISA claims for breaches of fiduciary duty in an employee benefit plan.
  • Representation of an investment advisor in securing a dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and suitability claims following an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association.
  • Representation of public companies in formal SEC investigations and securities fraud class actions.
  • Representation of the Audit Committees of various Boards of Directors of public companies in internal investigations regarding allegations of improper revenue recognition and allegations of misconduct by officers and directors.
  • Representation of public companies and their directors and officers in derivative shareholder suits concerning stock option practices.
  • Representation of broker-dealers and registered representatives in FINRA audits.
  • Daily Journal, Top Intellectual Property Attorneys (2014)
  • Daily Journal, Top Verdicts (2013)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women (2015)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property - Copyright (2013-2015)