Eduardo E. Santacana
Tel. (415) 773-6669


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

University of California, Berkeley Law School, 3L Exchange Program, 2010–2011

Harvard College, B.A., 2008

Prior Experience

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 2011-2013


Hon. Cornelia T.L. Pillard
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2014-2015

Hon. Jon S. Tigar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Northern District of California, 2013-2014

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth  and D.C. Circuits 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California

Eduardo E. Santacana

Since joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters in the fall of 2015, Eduardo Santacana has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he completed two judicial clerkships and served as a plaintiff’s attorney for Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where he handled class action litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country.

In addition to his legal practice, he serves on the board of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. He previously worked as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where he represented indigent tenants facing eviction in trial and appellate courts. 

Cases of Note

Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Arista Networks, Inc.: We defended Arista Networks in this groundbreaking case which raised the important question of whether and to what extent functional computer commands merit copyright protection. Cisco accused Arista, run by a former Cisco vice president, of copyright infringement for the use of more than 500 commands used to configure network switches. Cisco also accused Arista of infringing two patents, one of which it dismissed before trial. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor on both the copyright and patent claims.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, American Constitution Society, Bay Area Lawyer Chapter
  • Harvard Human Rights Journal, Submissions Committee, 2010–2011
  • Harvard Law and Policy Review, Senior Technical Editor, 2009–2010
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