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

Publication

What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Former City of Napa Planner Rick Tooker Joins Farella Braun + Martel

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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Cannabis and Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will present the session "Cannabis and Employment Law" at the Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute – 2019 Edition event. Overview:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 33...

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Legal Ins and Outs of 'Opportunity Zones' — So Far

A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named 2019 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , Stephanie P. Skaff and Roderick M. Thompson have been named IP Stars by Managing...

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Keeping Tabs on Energy Efficiency – New Benchmarking Requirements for San Francisco

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