Megan Olesek
Megan OlesekPartner

Megan Whyman Olesek is an experienced trial attorney who represents Silicon Valley technology companies in intellectual property litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. District Courts around the country, including all California districts, Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas. Her experience includes actions involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, complex business disputes, appeals and pre-litigation negotiations. She has developed close, trusted relationships with clients by offering strategic and practical advice tailored to their business priorities and values.

In addition to her experience as trial and appellate counsel, Ms. Olesek has served clients by disposing of cases prior to trial through motion practice. She has obtained summary determination in the ITC and summary judgment in U.S. District Courts in California and Delaware.

Ms. Olesek has been recognized as a California “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property (2014, 2016 and 2017) and also was honored in the inaugural edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP” (2013). She also was named among “The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area” in patent litigation by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine in 2005 and 2006.

Ms. Olesek is a 1997 graduate of the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, where she chaired the Moot Court Board and was a member of the UC Davis Law Review and the National Moot Court Team. Ms. Olesek also received her undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Davis.

  • University of California, Davis, B.A., with honors, 1993
  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1997

  • What Every General Counsel Needs to Know About the ITC, in Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 17, 2017
  • Farewell Bare Bones Patent Complaints, in Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 20, 2016

  • Moderator, Closing the Deal: From the Boardroom to the Courtroom, Embarcadero Networking Group, San Francisco, August 3, 2017