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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    15 years, 35 cases
  2. Appeals: 20%
    13 years, 8 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    15 years, 12 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    13 years, 20 cases
  5. Employment: 10%
    11 years, 8 cases

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  • Negin Nina Yazdani

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Doug as a co-mediator, in which he proved himself to be hardworking, prepared, knowledgeable about the law, thoughtful, and extremely intelligent. After working with Doug as a mediator, I knew his potential as an attorney (and partner of a successful law firm) and our office enthusiastically referred a client to him. Doug was able to settle the client's matter for a great deal higher than the client expected. Outstanding attorney!


    Negin Yazdani Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Wood Robbins LLP

One Post Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA, 94104-5212


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California, Board of Governors2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCooley LLP (formerly Cooley Godward)2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Conference of California Bar AssociationsDelegate2013 - Present
Baykids StudiosMember of Bd. of Directors and Chief Counsel2012 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section Chair2011 - Present
California Lawyers for the ArtsPanel Counsel2010 - Present
Green Lamp PicturesProducer2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. Hatter, Case No. A115520, 2007 WL 2730149 (Cal. Ct. App., Sept. 20, 2007)Law and Motion & Appellate Court Win
Reichek v. Stachenfeld, Case Nos. A107901, A110873, 2006 WL 3456381 (Cal. Ct. App., Nov. 30, 2006)Court of Appeals Win
Levy v. Seiberlich, Case No. A120212, 2008 WL 4726456 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2008)Arbitration, Law and Motion & Appellate Court Win
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Publication nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Law BulletinThe Fifth Element: The Unspoken Element in the Fair Use Four-Part Test2010
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)Why Fair Use Matters2010
University of Pennsylvania Law ReviewResurrection from a Death Sentence2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - BerkeleyPhilosophyA.B.1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Mateo County Bar AssociationEthical Issues in the Use of Technology in the Practice of Law2014
San Mateo County Bar AssociationVideo Game and Software Piracy2013
Game Developers Conference 2013Game Theft! What Game Makers Need to Know About Copyrights2013
California Lawyers for the ArtsCopyright for Code Writers and Game Developers2013
California Lawyers for the ArtsGreat Artists Steal2012
California Lawyers for the ArtsCopyright Basics2011
California Lawyers for the ArtsFair Use in Film and Television2010