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

Trade Secret Hygiene for Current Employees

Published on  ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In the first two parts of this series on best practices in protecting trade secrets, we...

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New Laws for California Employers in 2020

The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a sizable list of new laws governing the workplace in 2020. Employers are, once again, advised to evaluate their workplace rules and practices to insure they keep...

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Event

2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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News

Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

Insurance Recovery Partner Tyler Gerking commented in  The Wall Street Journal article "Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say." In the article, Tyler said that such direct actions by a nation-state against...

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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Event

ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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News

Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

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