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