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Christa Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for some of the country’s top corporations, including Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, American Honda, and Sutter Health. She has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property (patent, copyright and trademark), breach of contract, antitrust, business torts and class actions.

Ms. Anderson has litigated, mediated and tried cases in federal courts around the country (including California, Texas, and Virginia), as well as in California state court.

Christa Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for some of the country’s top corporations, including Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, American Honda, and Sutter Health. She has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property (patent, copyright and trademark), breach of contract, antitrust, business torts and class actions.

Ms. Anderson has litigated, mediated and tried cases in federal courts around the country (including California, Texas, and Virginia), as well as in California state court.

The Recorder Names Christa Anderson and Rachel Meny Among Women Leaders in Tech Law

October 02, 2017

The Recorder has named Christa Anderson and Rachel Meny among the 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Read more

Daily Journal Names Four Keker Partners Among Top IP Lawyers

August 16, 2017

The Daily Journal has named Keker, Van Nest & Peters partners Christa Anderson, Brian Ferrall, Ashok Ramani and Robert Van Nest among the top intellectual property lawyers in California. Read more

The Daily Journal Names Christa Anderson and Jan Little Top Women Lawyers

05/24/2017

The Daily Journal has recognized Christa Anderson and Jan Neilsen Little among the Top Women Lawyers in California. Read more

Making It Look Easy: Storytelling in Complex Technology Trials

May 09, 2017

During the ABTL program, Keker, Van Nest & Peters lawyers will share their approaches to educating the jury, telling a compelling story, and building a trial strategy. Read more

Two Keker, Van Nest & Peters Trial Teams Win CLAY Awards

03/15/2017

Eleven lawyers from two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams representing Google and Arista received California Lawyer of the Year awards from the Daily Journal for intellectual property trial wins. Read more

Trial Victory for Google Wins Top Defense Verdict Award for 2016

February 17, 2017

The jury accepted Google’s “fair use” defense in the copyright case, zeroing out Oracle’s billion dollar claim. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Wins Two Top Defense Verdicts of 2016

February 17, 2017

Bob Van Nest led two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams on behalf of clients Google and Arista, respectively, that were recognized as top defense verdicts in California. Read more

IP Group of the Year: Keker & Van Nest

January 25, 2017

Trial wins for Google and Arista in high stakes patent and copyright cases led to Keker & Van Nest being named IP Group of the Year by Law360. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Four Partners Named to List of the 75 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California

08/17/2016

Bob Van Nest, Christa Anderson, Ashok Ramani and David Silbert were chosen for their groundbreaking work on behalf of established tech titans and cutting-edge Bay Area startups. Read more

Litigators of the Week: Robert Van Nest and Christa Anderson

06/03/2016

With $9 billion on the line, Google Inc. never lost faith in its lawyers at Keker & Van Nest. That decision paid off late last week after a second trial in the case, when a jury sided with the online search giant. Read more

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero

06/01/2016

Google's lead attorney Robert Van Nest and his team won an epic victory in a courtroom battle between two Silicon Valley giants. Read more

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight

12/15/2015

The ITC cleared Samsung and Qualcomm of violating a pair of Nvidia graphics patents in a case that could have barred certain Samsung products from the U.S. market, upholding an administrative law judge's decision and ending its investigation of the Korean smartphone giant. Read more

Samsung did not infringe Nvidia graphics chip patents: U.S. ITC

10/09/2015

Robert Van Nest and his team score an important victory in the ITC, winning on all three patents. Read more

Plan Set for Oracle-Google Showdown Redux

09/24/2015

This is Judge Alsup's second time hearing the Oracle-Google case, after overturning the jury's verdict and determining that Oracle's Java programming interfaces could not be copyrighted. Read more

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest

09/23/2015

Ms. Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, Intel, and other top corporations. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/31/2015

Less than 40 law firm litigators from throughout California were chosen. Winners were selected for handling—and often solving—the most crucial problems tech companies face. Read more

Corporate Counsel Name Michael Celio and Christa Anderson as BTI Client Service All Stars

02/11/2015

Corporate counsel recognized lawyers who exemplify the best in firm client service, drawing praise for legal creativity, quick responses, and business savvy. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for SanDisk In Patent Dispute With Round Rock

01/30/2015

A Delaware federal jury found that two patents held by patent holding company Round Rock Research LLC covering flash drives and memory cards were invalid, following an eight-day trial in a patent infringement case against SanDisk Corp. Read more

International Women's Leadership Forum

12/09/2014

Christa Anderson will present "Litigation and Technology Trends." Read more

General Counsel Conference West Coast

11/18/2014

Brian Ferrall and Christa Anderson will present "Critical Strategic Considerations at the Outset of Patent Litigation Defense." Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of the 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law

09/26/2014

Law360 included Ms. Anderson in its select group of female attorneys for leading the charge in waging high-stakes patent battles and other sophisticated intellectual property litigation. Read more

Google Will Collect $1.3 million from Patent Troll that Sued its Customers

08/27/2014

Christa Anderson and Jennifer Huber successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations in Marshall, Texas. Read more

Claim Order Nixes Part Of Prolifiq Patents As Indefinite

08/08/2014

Gene Paige, Christa Anderson and their KVN team convinced a federal judge to invalidate patents as indefinite because they do not provide information about what falls outside the claims. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

05/27/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Defeats Patent Troll in Marshall, Texas

01/27/2014

On behalf of Google, Christa Anderson and her team successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations Inc. Read more

Christa Anderson Named one of the Top Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/29/2013

Ms. Anderson was chosen for her proven ability to handle game-changing, law-shaping, market moving work in the technology sector. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for Paramedics Plus

06/28/2013

Christa Anderson and her team's jury verdict helps Paramedics Plus retain their emergency transportation contract in Alameda County. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict, Preserves Healthy Competition in California

06/21/2013

The case concerned California’s Predatory Pricing Statute (Business & Professions Code § 17043). Read more

Bob Van Nest and Christa Anderson Lead Google to Victory in Patent Infringement Case

04/18/2013

Suffolk Technologies alleged the Google Adsense advertising placement technology infringed one of Suffolk’s patents. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Awarded Top Defense Verdict of 2012

02/13/2013

Christa Anderson offers her insights into how Keker & Van Nest defeated Oracle Corp.'s $6 billion copyright and patent case on behalf of Google. Read more

Patent Disputes 2012: Patent Reform and New Models for a New Market

11/14/2012

Gene Paige and Christa Anderson are part of the conference's distinguished faculty of the foremost patent attorneys and in-house counsel. Read more

Blockbuster IP Trials

10/04/2012

Tips from the lawyers who have tried the biggest patent and copyright cases in the Northern District. Read more

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Defense Verdict for Google in High-Stakes Battle with Oracle

05/23/2012

Keker & Van Nest bested Oracle's legal team, who were unable to secure any significant wins during the multiphase five-week trial. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Drastically Limits Damages in Copyright Phase of Oracle v. Google Smartphone War

05/07/2012

Partial verdict in Oracle-Google case seen as setback for Oracle. Read more

California Women Lawyers' 11th Annual Northern California Judicial Reception

03/25/2011

The Honorable Isabella Horton Grant (Ret.) will be presented with the 2011 Rose Bird Memorial Award. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of 20 California Lawyers to Watch

01/31/2007

Ms. Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for some of the country’s top corporations. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Deflects Patent Infringement Lawsuit for Intel In Plaintiff-Friendly District

11/29/2006

Intel Corp. has successfully fended off a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas potentially worth billions of dollars, attorneys for the Santa Clara semiconductor firm announced Tuesday. Read more

  • "How to successfully manage the risk of litigation," Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, 2017
  • "Lessons Learned from Female Litigators," Women in IP & Law Silicon Valley, 2017
  • "Negotiation Strategies," California Women Lawyers' Annual Conference, 2014
  • "Litigation and Technology Trends," International Women's Leadership Forum, 2014
  • “Critical Strategic Considerations at the Outset of Patent Litigation Defense,” ALM General Counsel Conference, 2014
  • "Top Trial Skills for your Litigation Team," The Recorder's Litigator Summit, 2014
  • "Blockbuster IP Trials: Tips from lawyers who have tried the biggest patent and copyright cases in the Northern District," the Commonwealth Club, 2012
  • Co-authored chapter on "Crisis Management" with John Keker, in the treatise "Business & Commercial Litigation, 3d Edition," Thomson Reuters, 2012