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Keker, Van Nest & Peters Elevates Ed Bayley to Partner, Sarah Salomon Rejoins as Of Counsel

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Keker, Van Nest & Peters is pleased to announce that the firm elevated former Of Counsel Ed Bayley to its partnership effective July 1, 2023. The firm has also welcomed as Of Counsel Sarah Salomon, who returned to Keker, Van Nest & Peters after serving as an impact litigation associate with Braunhagey & Borden.

“Ed and Sarah are talented litigators who exemplify the determination, creativity, and collaborative spirit that define our firm,” managing partner Laurie Carr Mims said. “We’re grateful for their many contributions, and are excited to see them continue to take on leadership roles in our case teams and develop into our firm’s next generation of trial lawyers.”

Ed Bayley leverages his experience as a former software developer to represent tech companies in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Since joining Keker in 2012, Ed has served as a member of several trial teams representing plaintiffs and defendants in high–stakes patent litigation, competitor cases, non–practicing entity assertions, and trade secret misappropriation disputes. Ed’s clients have included Netflix, Google, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Shanghai Moonton Technology, and 10x Genomics.  He is currently defending Netflix in a significant patent case brought by Broadcom, which is pending the Northern District of California and slated for trial in February 2024. His recent successes include representing Chinese video game developer Moonton in obtaining dismissal of a copyright and trademark suit on forum non conveniens grounds and winning a declaratory judgment trial in Massachusetts state court that preserved 10x’s exclusive license to key biotech patents it had licensed from Harvard University.

Ed earned his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law, where he was Order of the Coif and served as Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. During law school, he served an extern to Judge Martin Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He earned his B.S. in computer science from Santa Clara University. He has twice been named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by the Daily Journal.

Sarah Salomon, who was an associate at Keker from 2016-2021 and rejoined the firm earlier this summer, represents clients in high stakes commercial litigation. Sarah has worked on a wide variety of successful trial teams, including a complicated arbitration for a large tech client where she argued motions and conducted both direct and cross examinations at the hearing.  Her experience includes trade secret cases involving employee mobility, commercial disputes implicating federal export law, habeas, and civil rights actions. Sarah also worked in house on secondment to a large Silicon Valley-based tech company; during her tenure there, she directed litigation strategy and supervised outside counsel for more than 30 lawsuits.

While at Braunhagey & Borden, Sarah litigated cases that aimed to create systemic change for the underserved and unrepresented, including cases regarding prison reform, library censorship, and unfair business practices claims.

Sarah served as a law clerk to Judge Beverly Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was Lead Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Journal and an academic chair of the Black Law Students Association. She earned her B.A. in literature from Yale University.

About Keker, Van Nest & Peters
For more than 40 years, Keker, Van Nest & Peters has litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation.  The firm takes the cases where companies, products, and careers are riding on the result. Our clients are high-profile individuals, as well as some of the world’s most successful companies, including Genentech, Google, Instacart, Lyft, Major League Baseball, Meta, Netflix and Qualcomm.  The firm’s areas of expertise include intellectual property, professional liability, class actions, commercial litigation, antitrust, white-collar defense, and appellate.