Christina Lee represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including in intellectual property disputes, complex privacy cases, and high-stakes commercial litigation. She has secured favorable results for clients both through winning cases early in litigation and at trial. Ms. Lee has represented Google in several nationwide privacy class actions and obtained dismissals of entire complaints and critical claims through motion practice. She also recently represented the former shareholders of FerroKin BioSciences against Shire Pharmaceuticals in a bench trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery, which awarded the firm’s clients more than $80 million, including an overdue milestone payment, attorney’s fees, and interest. That decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court.
Ms. Lee also maintains a robust pro bono practice with a focus on civil rights issues. In collaboration with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the ACLU, she is currently representing three immigrant families who were separated at the United States-Mexico border in 2018 in a federal lawsuit seeking damages in the Northern District of California.
Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Lee served as a law clerk to Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Ms. Lee earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Yale. During law school, she participated in Harvard Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, mediated disputes in small claims court through the Harvard Mediation Program, and co-chaired the 21st National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law and Public Policy.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lee spent summers interning at the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, working at an international humanitarian aid organization in Taipei, Taiwan, and studying human rights in Berlin, Germany as a Humanity in Action Fellow.
Shareholder Representative Services v. Shire Pharmaceuticals
We represented Shareholder Representative Services (SRS) in its role as representative of the former shareholders of FerroKin Biosciences in a post-merger dispute with Shire Pharmaceuticals, which had refused to make a $45 million milestone payment related to the development of an experimental iron chelation drug. After a four-day bench trial, the Delaware Chancery Court entered judgment in favor of SRS, ruling in a 77-page opinion that the former FerroKin shareholders were entitled to the overdue $45 million milestone, as well as five years of interest on the payment and their attorneys’ fees and costs, which totaled more than $80 million. The judgment of the Court of Chancery was unanimously affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court.
Broadcom v. Netflix
We are defending Netflix against a 12-patent case Broadcom filed in the Central District of California. We successfully transferred the case to the Northern District of California, where it is pending before Judge James Donato. We successfully obtained rulings dismissing six of the patents as abstract under Alice, with an additional patent invalidated during inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. We are also defending Netflix against a separate 5-patent case originally brought by Broadcom in the Eastern District of Texas. A three-judge Federal Circuit panel ordered the district court to transfer the case to the Northern District of California where it is now proceeding before Judge Edward Chen. After the transfer, the firm achieved a stay of all district court proceedings pending inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB.
January 21, 2022
This 2-day program, 1/24/22 and 1/25/22, qualifies for 6 hours of general CLE credit, 1 hour of ethics credit, and 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.