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Heather J. Silver


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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.

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.

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.

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)


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- Spanish

Recent Insights


News & Press


Is the NCAA Out of Bounds on Academics?

May 23, 2017 | Blog | By Randy Jones, Heather Silver

An ongoing controversy regarding fraud and academic dishonesty among student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“UNC”) has brought to the forefront an important question:  Who is responsible for ensuring student-athletes are receiving an academically appropriate education?
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Randy Jones, a Member in the Mintz San Diego office, and Heather Silver, an Associate, authored this LawInSport article on an ongoing controversy involving fraud and academic dishonesty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill among its student-athletes.
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Co-authored by Members Joseph Dunn and Daniel Pascucci and attorney Heather Silver, this article discusses the steps boards should take in deciding whether further investment in pursuing transferred assets.