Biography

Nadia Arid assists companies and individuals in resolving disputes related to intellectual property and business litigation matters. As an IP litigator, Nadia has represented clients in federal district courts across the nation on cases involving patent infringement, antitrust, trade secret, and unfair competition claims. She has been active at all phases of litigation including at trial and at the appellate level. Nadia also represents clients on general business litigation matters, where she has worked closely with clients to resolve partnership disputes, has advocated on behalf of clients at mediations, and has represented clients in state and federal litigation involving contract and tort issues.

In 2018, Nadia was a member of a successful trial team at Farella that secured a multimillion dollar verdict for its client following a five-week jury trial in the Northern District of California.

In addition to her client-facing work, Nadia has spoken on CLE panels and has published various IP-related articles on topics ranging from developments in trade secret law to changes in venue guidelines for patent cases. 

Nadia also maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients seeking immigration relief in the United States and has worked with organizations such as Centro Legal de La Raza and Kids in Need of Defense to provide immigration screenings and prepare U-Visa applications for individuals who have been the victims of violent crimes in the U.S.

During law school, Nadia served as the president of La Alianza, Harvard’s Latino law student association, and was awarded the 2016 Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. She also externed for the National Immigration Law Center, the Florida Justice Institute, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Firm Highlights

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Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure? (Webinar)

Join speakers, Matt Lewis and Janice Reicher, on the webinar discussing "Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure?"

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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Mary McCutcheon was quote in the Claims Journal article,"Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line." Link to read the full article .

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Daily Journal Names Farella Lawyers Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partners Jeffrey M. Fisher and James L. Day were named to the 2020 list of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal...

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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law (the full 880-page text of the CARES Act is available here ). One feature of the CARES...

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CARES Act Money for Wineries?

Beginning tomorrow morning, April 3 rd , the Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the new CARES Act. Amid the flurry of news, small winery owners may...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison...

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