Krista L. Baughman

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Krista Baughman is a Partner of the firm, whose focus is in commercial litigation, First Amendment rights, and intellectual property and privacy issues.

Krista’s clients include private companies, CEOs, nonprofit organizations, gig economy companies, trade associations, celebrities, authors, and students. Across the board, Krista’s clients appreciate her judgment, creativity, and devoted partnership in helping them navigate the most stressful and high-stakes problems in their business and personal lives.

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Krista’s broad experience includes complex contractual disputes, unfair competition/trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property issues (including trademark and copyright litigation, and internet torts), and First Amendment litigation (including defamation, trade libel, and right of publicity). Krista has also developed a niche practice in California anti-SLAPP law, and has successfully handled numerous anti-SLAPP cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Krista litigates in state courts throughout California, and in federal courts around the nation. She has successfully handled multiple mediations and has resolved many business disputes prior to the initiation of litigation. Krista is admitted to practice in the States of New York and California, and is proficient in French.

Education:

  • Lehigh University, B.A. International Relations, magna cum laude
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude

Court Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Southern District of California