Heather is a skilled litigator with significant trial experience who concentrates on representing businesses, individuals, and government entities in complex commercial litigation matters. She is a creative attorney who is constantly looking for efficient and innovative solutions to safeguard and promote her clients' legal and economic interests. Clients seek her counsel on a range of disputes, including fraud, false advertising (both under the Lanham Act and California state law), and intellectual property claims involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Heather has developed unique expertise in First Amendment jurisprudence such as the Noerr-Pennington doctrine and California's anti-SLAPP law, which insulate parties from liability in certain situations where their conduct relates to the rights of free speech or petition. She has relied on such expertise to obtain the early dismissal in state and federal courts of would-be claims for a wide array of business torts such as interference with economic advantage and unfair competition, as well RICO and civil rights violations, sparing her clients the cost and intrusion of discovery and extended litigation.
In addition, while preparing her cases for trial, Heather has also developed distinct capabilities cultivating witness testimony, and in particular, developing expert testimony for deposition and trial.
Before joining the firm, Heather worked at a leading international law firm in Los Angeles, where she was part of the winning defense team for a major international entertainment company in a high-profile multi-billion dollar wrongful death trial. The victory earned recognition, resulting in Law360 awarding the team Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year. In law school, Heather coached high school mock trial, and upon graduation, she received the William Tell Aggeler Award for Academic Achievement for graduating at the top of her law school class.
- Loyola Law School - Los Angeles (JD, summa cum laude)
- Boston University (BA, magna cum laude)