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Ben Riley has tried nearly 30 cases to verdict; clients regularly engage him for cases that must be fully prepared for trial and/or tried. He prides himself on identifying each case's critical issues and arguments, efficient staffing, clear, persuasive writing, and effective and credible oral advocacy. For thirty years, he has focused on Intellectual Property Litigation, with specialties in trade secret, trademark, copyright and patent; he has prevailed in numerous cases in each of these areas. He also specializes in Business Litigation and Trust Litigation, leveraging his trial acumen and experience to obtain the best results for clients. He currently handles a trust case with over $2 billion at issue.


A.B. Dartmouth College; J.D. University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Law Review)

Professional Memberships

Fellow, Litigation Council of America; President, Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit from the Northern District of California


Numerous publications on trial practice and Intellectual Property Litigation in ABA Litigation Magazine, the ABTL Report and the Daily Journal; authored trade secret chapter for book on Intellectual Property damages


California Lawyer of the Year Award; Ranked among top 12 California lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation: Trade Secret, Trademark and Copyright