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Jeff Chanin became a partner of the firm in 1985. For over three decades, his practice has spanned the full range of complex intellectual property, commercial, and white collar criminal defense matters. His forte is strategic leadership in complex, high-stakes litigation, and the preparation and presentation of technically challenging matters. Mr. Chanin has won numerous trial and pretrial victories for his clients in trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, copyright, legal malpractice, and civil false claims matters, and in criminal cases ranging from money laundering to manslaughter.

Jeff Chanin became a partner of the firm in 1985. For over three decades, his practice has spanned the full range of complex intellectual property, commercial, and white collar criminal defense matters. His forte is strategic leadership in complex, high-stakes litigation, and the preparation and presentation of technically challenging matters. Mr. Chanin has won numerous trial and pretrial victories for his clients in trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, copyright, legal malpractice, and civil false claims matters, and in criminal cases ranging from money laundering to manslaughter.

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Defend Trade Secrets Act

11/07/2016

Jeff Chanin will present "Adapting Litigation Strategies to the Provisions of the Act." 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

Judge Sides With SanDisk in Trade Secrets Fight

06/24/2014

Sandisk lead counsel Jeff Chanin and his team won a preliminary injunction requiring South Korea-based SK Hynix Inc. to hand over the alleged secrets. Read more

Keker Team Won a $1 Billion Bet for McKesson

08/12/2013

Jeff Chanin and David Silbert overcame tough odds and high financial stakes to prove their client was innocent of kickback charges. 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 Top Rankings from Chambers

06/08/2012

Listed as Band 1 attorneys in white collar, commercial litigation and intellectual property. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal in Trade Secret Suit

05/04/2012

Jeff Chanin and Matthew Werdegar convinced the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his law suit. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Grow Your Business, not Your Legal Bills

06/29/2011

Matt Werdegar, Ashok Ramani and Jeff Chanin offer leaders of venture-backed companies advice on how to minimize litigation. Read more

Robert Van Nest and Jeffrey Chanin Named Top IP Litigators

04/07/2010

The Daily Journal recognizes their work on cutting-edge IP issues Read more

Jeffrey Chanin Named the 2010 California Lawyer of the Year

03/01/2010

California Lawyer magazine named Keker & Van Nest partner Jeffrey Chanin a 2010 Attorney of the Year in the area of intellectual property law. Read more

Jeffrey Chanin Named Litigator of the Week

11/05/2009

The American Lawyer highlights his trade secrets win for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Read more

Keker Wins Tech Case Worth Up to $2 Billion

November 04, 2009

An Alameda County jury handed Keker & Van Nest a clear victory in a hard-fought trade secrets trial. Read more

Chip Makers Settle Trade Secrets Suit

02/01/2005

In a case that pitted two San Francisco business litigators against each other, a China-based chip-making startup will pay Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. $175 million to settle a trade secrets theft suit. Read more

Trade-Secrets Case Felt Like 'Star Wars'

12/09/2002

Jeff Chanin represented Cadence Design Software Systems, Inc. in a trade secrets and copyright infringement case against Avant! Corp Read more

On Everyone's Short List

12/11/2001

Keker & Van Nest has spent a decade transforming itself into one of the nation's best and leanest IP litigation firms. Read more