Biography

Tom Pardini represents clients in intellectual property litigation and other commercial disputes, with a focus on trade secret and patent infringement matters. He has been a key member of several trial teams and is experienced with all phases of complex litigation. Tom has written and argued dispositive motions, taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses, and prepared direct and cross-examinations at trial. 

Tom brings a high-level strategic approach to his cases, distilling difficult issues to the most essential points that can win over a judge or jury. He recently drafted the winning summary judgment motion in a patent infringement matter with a large damages figure, securing non-infringement of all the asserted patents. Tom has also successfully defended against several preliminary injunction motions in trade secret disputes. His experience spans a range of technologies, including autonomous vehicle development and LIDAR, mobile apps, semiconductors, and video streaming.

Tom maintains an active pro bono practice with an emphasis on Constitutional law. He has represented a prisoner convicted by a non-unanimous jury in a Sixth Amendment matter, as well as a family bringing suit for an unlawful search under the Fourth Amendment. He assists clients with immigration and asylum proceedings, and managed a team analyzing state-by-state domestic violence laws to create a national database.

Firm Highlights

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Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Cannabis Industry Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new...

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Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Nonprofit Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new employment laws...

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Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry

Farella's Alexis Sinclair with guest speakers: Marc Levine from California's 10th Assembly District, Michael Miiller from California Association of Winegrape Growers, Mike Ryan from InterWest, and Jed Taborski from Silicon Valley Bank, discuss "Disaster Matters...

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Bisnow: East Bay Boom!

Brent Saldaña will moderate Bisnow's “East Bay Boom!” What You'll Learn: The East Bay has emerged as a growing life science cluster. How are owners and developers capitalizing on increased investment in the market and sector...

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AB 525: Laying the Foundation for California's Offshore Wind Industry

Through Assembly Bill (AB) 525, California joined the flurry of activity in the offshore wind industry in 2021 led by the Biden Administration. While offshore wind development in California has lagged behind efforts on...

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Farella Represents Next Green Wave in Agreement to Sell to Planet 13

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel acted as U.S. counsel in representing California seed-to-shelf cannabis producer  Next Green Wave Holdings (NGW) in its definitive arrangement agreement to be sold to Nevada-based cannabis...

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New California Employment Laws in 2022

The California Legislature passed and Governor Newsom signed several new or amended employment laws covering topics ranging from non-disparagement and separation agreements, the California Family Rights Act, and warehouse production quotas. Unless otherwise noted...

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Farella Represents Community Groups in Successful Challenge of Disastrous Trump-Era CRA Rule Changes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its final rule on December 14 completely rescinding the agency's harmful 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule that unlawful gutted anti-redlining rules. The OCC...

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners

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Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other Proximate Matters

Farella's Buzz Hines, and guest speakers Kari Campbell-Bohard from EpicVeg and Lompoc Valley Cooling and Robert Schultz from Geo Blue Consulting, for a discussion on "Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other...

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