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In Major Victory, Judge Awards $18.3 Million, Issues Permanent Injunction, Invalidates Patents in IMD Penile Implant Trade Secrets Theft Case

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Viviana Andazola Marquez

Viviana Andazola Marquez represents clients across business sectors in high-stakes civil, regulatory, and criminal matters. At her prior firm, she gained experience in white-collar criminal defense and investigations, in addition to insurance defense.

Viviana earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School where she participated in Stanford’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. As a law student, Viviana was the recipient of the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Fellow. A graduate of Yale University, where she earned her B.A. in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration with distinction, Viviana was awarded the Carlos Moreno Essay Prize for the best senior essay focusing on the field of Latinx Studies. She is fluent in Spanish.

Viviana is admitted to practice in California and various federal courts.

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Los Angeles Times Speaks to Keri Axel, Compares Client Yasiel Puig to Shohei Ohtani.

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Gayane Moran

Gayane Moran is an associate in the firm’s business litigation practice. Gayane received her law degree from the University of Arizona. During her time there, she received CALI awards in Contracts and Antitrust Law (highest grades in her class) and the E. Thomas Sullivan Antitrust Award (2021). Gayane also served as an Articles Editor at the Arizona Law Review. Her own research focused on federal courts’ application of state anti-SLAPP statutes.

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Baker Explains Unclean Hands Doctrine to San Diego Union Tribune

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Ryan Baker Quoted in Bloomberg Law about U.S. Supreme Court Arbitration Case

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Teresa Huggins Becomes Board Member of Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles

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Brian Klein Quoted by Law360 in Story about Cases to Watch in 2024

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Five Partners Named Southern California Super Lawyers 2024

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Ryan Baker Quoted in Law360 Story About the Top Patent Awards 2023

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Trevor Jacob on Keri Curtis Axel

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After His Criminal Sentencing for YouTube Stunt,  Olympic Snowboarder Thanks “Incredible Lawyer” Partner Keri Curtis Axel

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Waymaker, Brian Klein and Ashley Martabano Earn Chambers 2024 FinTech Ranking

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Patricia Rojas-Castro

Patricia Rojas-Castro is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice. She has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, in civil litigation, and in civil and regulatory matters. At her prior firm, she also gained experience in labor and employment matters.

Patricia earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, staff editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and participated in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. She earned her BA in Political Science at Brown University. Fluent in Spanish, she is proficient in French and Italian and spent a semester abroad at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.

Patricia is admitted to practice in California and various federal courts.

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Partner Brian Klein Speaks to Bloomberg about Sam Bankman-Fried Testifying at His Criminal Trial

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IMD Deserves $46 Million in Damages After Penile Implant Trial Win Ryan Baker Tells Judge

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Four Waymaker Partners Recognized as Benchmark Litigation Stars 2024

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Ex-Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig’s Withdrawn Plea Deal Off Limits at Trial Says Judge

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Bloomberg Law Podcast Interviews Brian Klein about Sam Bankman-Fried’s Criminal Trial

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Brian Klein Quoted by Wall Street Journal in Story about Trump’s Multiple Trials

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Dr. James Elist and IMD Seek $46M in Damages After Penile Implant Trial Win Reports Law360

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Riley Smith

Riley Smith represents clients across business sectors in high-stakes civil, regulatory, and criminal matters and practices in both federal and state court, where he has represented large corporations, start-ups and high-net-worth individuals in various phases of litigation. He has represented clients in matters involving the IRS, Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services and DHS.

Riley was a litigation associate at a Los Angeles-based boutique prior to joining Waymaker. After earning his J.D. at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he clerked for the Honorable David S. Morales of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. During law school, he spent two years in the Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic advocating for clients at parole board hearings and representing juvenile offenders in wrongful conviction cases.

Riley received a BA in Politics from Occidental College, where he was also the captain of the baseball team. Prior to law school, Riley played two years of professional baseball for the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League. He enjoys playing softball, golf, running at the Rose Bowl and camping.

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Ryan Baker Interviewed By BBC World Service on Twitter vs. Meta Threads

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Strong Courtroom Performances By Partner Ryan Baker and Associate Emily Stierwalt led to Penile IP Trial Victory

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Damages in Trade Secrets Misappropriations Case Expected to Reach $10 Million Reports Law.Com

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Sweeping Victory for Waymaker In Penile Implant Trade Secrets 8-0 Jury Trial Win

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Sweeping Victory for Waymaker As Jury Unanimously Finds Houston Urologist Stole IMD Penile Implant Trade Secrets

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Penile Implant Trade Secrets Trial Starts with Ryan Baker and Scott Malzahn as Lead Defense Counsel

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Four Associates Named Southern California Rising Stars 2023 – Super Lawyers

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Waymaker LLP Earns Chambers 2023 Commercial Litigation Ranking

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Ryan Baker Named One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Business Journal

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Partner Ryan Baker And Counsel Ashley Martabano Lead Roundtables at 8th Annual Fullstack GC Conference in San Francisco

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Partner Keri Axel Interviewed on LiveNow Fox TV about Rep. George Santos Indictment

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Partner Teresa Huggins Quoted by the Daily Journal in a Story about the Commercial Real Estate Market post-COVID

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Waymaker Wins Lease Dispute For Client 6759 Hollywood, LLC

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Partners Keri Axel and Teresa Huggins Named Women of Influence: Attorneys 2023 By Los Angeles Business Journal

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Managing Partner Scott Malzahn Elected President of LGBTQ+ Rights Group Equality California Reports LA Business Journal

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Waymaker Pro Bono Case Goes to Trial in Los Angeles

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Partner Brian Klein to Speak on Trends In Cyber Enforcement at SoCal’s ABA White Collar Crime Committee, February 21, 2023

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Wall Street Journal Reports on Alleged Crypto Market Manipulation Scheme by Partner Brian Klein’s Client

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted About Notorious Gambler Suing Casinos From Prison

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Waymaker Partner Scott Malzahn Becomes 2023 President of Equality California

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Five Partners Named Southern California Super Lawyers 2023

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Partner Ryan Baker Named to ADL’s National Commission

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Ryan Baker Interviewed by Law.com About Anti-SLAPP Defenses

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Partner Ryan Baker Interviewed by CBS News Morning about Social Media Companies Facing Lawsuit From Parents

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Partner Keri Axel Interviewed by BBC After Outraged Taylor Swift Fans Bring Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

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Partner Brian Klein Named One of Daily Journal’s Top White Collar Attorneys 2022

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Waymaker LLP and Partner Brian Klein Earn Chambers 2023 FinTech Ranking

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Los Angeles Times on former Dodger star Yasil Puig Withdrawing Guilty Plea for Sports Betting

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Partner Ryan Baker Interviewed by BBC on Balenciaga Ad Scandal and Subsequent Lawsuit

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Keri Axel Quoted by Yahoo! Finance on Holmes’ 11-Year Prison Sentence

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Yahoo!  Finance on Elizabeth Holmes’ Sentencing

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Melissa Meister Interviewed by KNX Radio about LAPD Investigation into Leaked of Recording of Council Members

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Partner Brian Klein Speaks About Key Enforcement Actions at the ABA’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency National Institute

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Brian Klein Quoted by the Wall Street Journal on Winning Probation for  the Firm’s Client, the Alleged Capital One Hacker, Paige Thompson

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Four Partners and Waymaker Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2023

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Melissa Meister Quoted by Law 360 On Paige Thompson Avoiding Prison Sentence

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Waymaker represents an Animal Rights Nonprofit in Lawsuit Alleging American Heart Association’s Claims about Eating Red Meat are Knowingly False

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Brian K - Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyer for 2022

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Partner Brian Klein Named one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Daily Journal

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Melissa Meister Appointed to the National Legal Commission of the American Youth Soccer Organization

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Partner Brian Klein Named Fintech/Blockchain/Crypto Trailblazer 2022 by the National Law Journal

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Melissa Meister Named to Best Lawyers in America (2023) for Criminal Defense: White Collar

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Johnny Depp Fans Rush to Fork Over Cash for Unsealed Court Docs. Did It Backfire?

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted By Law360 about Cybersecurity Bill Authored by Sens. Lummis and Gillibrand

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Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker Named 2022 Leader of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal

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Melissa Meister Quoted by NewsNation Rush Hour about Amazon Criticized for Sharing Doorbell Video with Police

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Melissa Meister Quoted by Law360 on DOJ’s Listening Problem in Trials

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Partners Keri Curtis Axel, Ryan Baker and Brian Klein Named Elite Boutique Trailblazers 2022   by the National Law Journal

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Partners Ryan Baker and Scott Malzahn Honored as Legal Visionaries 2022 in the Business of Law by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing

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Ryan Baker Quoted by Los Angeles Times on Amber Heard Speaking to NBC Dateline about Johnny Depp, Again

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The Trial of Paige Thompson, the Alleged Capital One Hacker, is Underway with Brian Klein, Melissa Meister, and Emily Stierwalt Acting as Defense Counsel

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Ryan Baker Interviewed on Sky News immediately following Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Verdict

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Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $20 Million-Plus Settlement in Prius Stalling Defect Class Action Lawsuit Against Toyota

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Ryan Baker Quoted by BBC.com on Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Verdict

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Co-Founders Ryan Baker and Jaime Marquart Quoted in Reuters Story about Law Firm Names

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 about Trial of Lawyer Accused of Lying to FBI

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted By Law360 about the Ninth Circuit’s Recent Landmark Cybercrime Decision and Firm Client Paige Thompson

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Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal

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Ryan Baker Quoted by Newsweek on Johnny Depp v. Amanda Heard Trial Break

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Ryan Baker Discusses Privacy Issues Related to Racy Rep. Madison Cawthorn video on NBC NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson

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Ryan Baker Quoted by BBC on Depp v. Heard One Month into Trial

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Partners Teresa Huggins and Brian Klein Speak at 2022 TechGC’s Invitation Only Fullstack Conference

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Melissa Meister Quoted by Law360 on DOJ’s Antitrust Leniency Overhaul

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BBC’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ Asks Partner Ryan Baker About Ongoing High-Profile Litigation Between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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Partners Keri Axel and Teresa Huggins Named Women of Influence: Attorneys 2022 By Los Angeles Business Journal

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Ryan Baker Quoted by BBC on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial and SLAPP

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Ryan Baker Quoted by Vulture on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial and anti-SLAPP

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Waymaker Client Dismissed in NFT Case Also Involving Sotheby’s and Artist Kevin McCoy

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Three Waymaker Lawyers Lead Pro Bono Win for Foreign Client in Trademark Infringement Case

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Ryan Baker Quoted by Business Insider on Hollywood M&A Frenzy

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on Second Circuit Libor Reversal

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Five Partners Named Southern California Super Lawyers 2022

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted By WSJ about a Federal Lawsuit involving a DeFi Protocol

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on Holmes’ Trial Lessons

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Partner Donald Pepperman Quoted by Law360 on California Antitrust Cases to Watch in 2022

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted By Law360 about Cybersecurity Developments to Watch in 2022

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Partner Keri Axel Quoted by AP as Elizabeth Holmes Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict

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