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Maya Perelman

Associate

Maya Perelman represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation, ranging from contract and consumer disputes to patent infringement and trade secret cases. Maya also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent criminal defendants across California. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Maya served as a law clerk to Judge Jesus G. Bernal of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Maya earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in philosophy. While in law school, she worked at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and taught classes on substantive law and criminal procedure to incarcerated youth at the San Mateo County Youth Services Center. She also served as a course assistant in the Stanford Management Science & Engineering Department where she lectured on topics ranging from the application of Bayesian inference in criminal trials to statistical analysis of discrimination claims. She is fluent in Spanish.

Maya Perelman represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation, ranging from contract and consumer disputes to patent infringement and trade secret cases. Maya also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent criminal defendants across California. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Maya served as a law clerk to Judge Jesus G. Bernal of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Maya earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in philosophy. While in law school, she worked at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and taught classes on substantive law and criminal procedure to incarcerated youth at the San Mateo County Youth Services Center. She also served as a course assistant in the Stanford Management Science & Engineering Department where she lectured on topics ranging from the application of Bayesian inference in criminal trials to statistical analysis of discrimination claims. She is fluent in Spanish.

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