Reese Nguyen

Reese Nguyen is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department of the San Diego office and focuses her practice on representing clients in high-stakes intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Ms. Nguyen handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with particular emphasis on intellectual property and securities litigation. She has experience in all aspects of civil litigation from complaint to judgment, and has drafted dozens of briefs filed in state and federal courts, including in shareholder derivative litigation, multi-patent disputes involving telecommunications technology and employment class actions.

Ms. Nguyen’s litigation work has resulted in case-dispositive rulings on motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, and a number of favorable settlements.

In addition to her commercial practice, Ms. Nguyen has an active pro bono practice focused on litigation advancing the constitutional rights of the detained or incarcerated. Along with the ACLU and the Asian Law Caucus, she represented a statewide class of detained immigrants that challenged and won an injunction against a federal policy denying them the opportunity for bond. Following the government’s appeal, Ms. Nguyen argued before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the class. She currently represents an inmate denied adequate medical care in prison.

In law school, Ms. Nguyen was an Articles Editor on the California Law Review and volunteered at the school’s Veterans Law Practicum and its New Business Counseling Practicum, representing disabled military veterans during administrative appeals, and assisting not-for-profit start-ups respectively. Before attending law school, Ms. Nguyen worked as an aide to US Senator Barbara Boxer.

Thought Leadership
  • Author, "Navigating Jus Ad Bellum in the Age of Cyber Warfare," 101 CALIF. L. REV. 1079, 2013