Zainab Ramahi represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Ramahi served as a law clerk to Judges Richard Paez and Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also previously clerked for Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Ms. Ramahi earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and her Bachelor of Knowledge Integration from the University of Waterloo. During law school, she served as a Coblentz Civil Rights Research Fellow at Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, a law clerk with Palestine Legal, and teaching assistant for Berkeley’s legal research and writing program.
We won a rare judgement as a matter of law fending off a $450 million trade secret claim against Veeva Systems in New York federal court. Competitor Medidata Solutions sued Veeva alleging that several of its former employees had access to the company’s trade secrets, retained Medidata’s confidential documents, and used that information to unfairly compete with Medidata when they left to join Veeva. We convinced the court that Medidata’s “trade secrets” were vague business concepts at best, that Veeva never used Medidata trade secrets in developing its software, and that no reasonable jury could find in its favor.
Two Keker, Van Nest & Peters teams were named among The Am Law Litigation Daily's Litigators of the Week Runners-Up for their back-to-back trial wins. Read more
Circumstantial evidence of misappropriation won't cut it in the absence of specificity, he rules in life sciences SaaS case. It's a win for Keker, Van Nest & Peters. Read more
Veeva Systems Inc on Friday persuaded a judge to throw out a lawsuit by pharmaceutical software rival Medidata Solutions Inc alleging it stole trade secrets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, representatives for the companies said. Read more
The Muslim Ban Cases: A Lost Opportunity for the Court and a Lesson for the Future, 108 Cal Law Rev. (April 2020).
Secondary Boycotts in American Labor Law: An application to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (Spring 2019)
Veiled Muslim Women: Challenging Patriarchy in the Legal System, Berkeley Journal of Law, Gender, and Justice (Spring 2018) (Selected for the 2017 Catherine Albiston Prize for Recent Developments on Gender, Law & Justice)