Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Attorney focusing on real estate, IP, and commercial litigation.
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law...
  • California
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For most of Dan's career, he practiced at multinational law firms in San Francisco, litigating cases in Federal Courts across the country for Fortune 500 companies including Samsung, Huawei, News Corp. (MySpace division), Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase. He has prevailed in cases involving intellectual property disputes, trade secrets, and breaches of contract, among others. He has also counseled large and small businesses on startup strategy, partnership issues, IP licensing, and other issues.

Dan relocated to Southern California in 2017 to build a practice representing companies who want the highest level of legal service. Now he brings the sophisticated skillset he honed in high-stakes international lawsuits to clients ranging from small local businesses to international corporations. His practice focuses on business disputes involving intellectual property, commercial real estate, construction, contracts, and partnerships.

When he is not at his desk or in court, Dan can be found playing jazz bass or sailing his Cal 34 in the Santa Barbara channel.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Communications & Internet Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lombardi & Donohue
- Current
Represents clients in commercial litigation involving real estate, transactions, partnerships and intellectual property. Dan works with clients to find creative and cost-effective resolutions to business disputes in and out of the courtroom.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Represented clients including small businesses and major corporations in patent and trade secret litigation, international arbitration, and general commercial litigation. Among other achievements: o Achieved a major victory in an international trade secret arbitration, later confirmed in federal court, including an award for damages and a nationwide injunction prohibiting the respondent’s products from sale in the United States. Drafted the arbitration brief and examined and cross-examined fact and expert witnesses at the week-long arbitration hearing.
Associate Attorney
Covington & Burling LLP
Represented companies in intellectual property litigation in federal court, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit. Among other achievements: o Represented a major telecommunications company in international arbitration to establish a royalty rate for a major portfolio of wireless patents, including examining and cross-examining key expert witnesses during the hearing. o Represented a leading smartphone maker in a patent infringement dispute in the Northern District of Illinois, briefing the motions that led to Judge Posner’s groundbreaking decision on patent damages. o Represented Samsung in multiple patent litigations involving wireless communication devices. Drafted winning summary judgment motions in resulting in dismissal of claims in favor of Samsung in two cases. o Represented pro bono clients in disability, civil rights and healthcare-related matters in federal court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and state court, including a 4-day jury trial in federal district court culminating in a winning settlement at the eve of closing statements.
Law Clerk to Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Court Judge
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: summa cum laude Order of the Coif • Minnesota Law Review Vol. 35 & 36 Memorial Award for Outstanding Staff Writing • Minnesota Law Review Vol. 90 Award for Outstanding Performance in Managing Duties • 2006-2007 Sidney J. Kaplan Legal Scholarship Award for Outstanding Third Year Performance • Book Awards (highest grade): Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Evidence • Best Oral Argument, First Year Legal Writing Section • Dean’s List with an A, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 • Dean's Elite Scholar
Activities: Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor.
Rice University
B.A. | Music, Electrical Engineering
Activities: Sprawl
Selected for "Lawyers on the Fast Track"
The Recorder
Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
The Burton Awards
Professional Associations
Jerome H. Berenson Inn of the American Inns of Court
- Current
Ventura County Bar Association
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
Bar Association of San Francisco
Articles & Publications
Fighting for My Son
California Lawyer Magazine
Case Study: CLS Bank V. Alice Corp. (July 25, 2012)
Embracing Equity: A New Remedy for Wrongful Health Insurance Denials
Minnesota Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Dan Robinson
Social Media
Contact & Map
Lombardi & Donohue LLP
800 WIlshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone: (213) 929-2346
3717 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Telephone: (213) 929-2346