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

News

How to Plan for a Smooth Transition of Your Family Business

Family Wealth Senior Associate Lauren Galbraith discusses how family internal dynamics play a role in transferring significant assets, especially a business, between generations. Link to read the full article.

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Individual Accountability in the Huawei Trade Secrets Prosecution

In the ongoing legal battle over the alleged theft of American trade secrets by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, one curious aspect is the lack of charges filed against any individual Huawei employees. On February...

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Non-Profits, #MeToo and Talent Management in 2019

Barbara Murphy, Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens, speakers, Non-Profits, #MeToo and Talent Management in 2019

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CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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Daily Journal Names Jeff Fisher Among Top IP Lawyers in California

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Attorney General Finds Impact Fees on Density Bonus Projects Invalid

In response to questions from a variety of cities across the state regarding the application of “public benefit fees” to density bonus projects, the State Attorney General’s Office published an opinion on April 9...

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North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to underwrite the North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference featuring keynote speaker Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The event will also feature...

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Who 'Owns' a Secret? Whether Trade Secret Licensees Have Standing to Sue in California

If the eye-popping damages awards in several recent lawsuits are any indication, companies are increasingly coming to see their private information as one of their most valuable assets—and California juries apparently agree. For example,...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2019

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The 10th Circuit Correctly Construes “That Particular Part” Narrowly

We do not often write about coverage opinions from jurisdictions as far away as Oklahoma; however, a recent case from the Federal Tenth Circuit looked at one of our favorite topics and came out...

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