Colleen Bal is a trial lawyer in WSGR’s San Francisco office. She brings rigor and discipline to today’s most important and challenging areas of intellectual property, commercial contract, privacy, and antitrust litigation. Colleen combines intellectual depth, sophistication, and strategic insight with the practical ability to get the job done in any forum.
Since joining the firm more than 20 years ago, Colleen has amassed tremendous experience across a broad range of copyright, internet, advertising, contract, trademark, and trade secret matters. She has been present at the creation as conflicts involving Silicon Valley’s most prominent companies have developed the law in these areas. Colleen has handled important, high-profile, and complicated matters across the country, trying cases before courts, arbitrators, and juries.
Colleen is among the few litigators with significant experience in the field of privacy law. She has successfully handled matters under the Wiretap Act, Video Privacy Protection Act, Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and related state law claims involving advertising, data collection, and telephone recording practices.
In addition, Colleen has substantial experience in antitrust actions. She represented Live Nation and Clear Channel in a 23 class action multi-district litigation involving alleged inflated prices of concert tickets to consumers. In addition, she has helped lead trial teams in civil antitrust matters across the country.
Colleen sits on the board of directors of the WSGR Foundation, and is a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee and Pro Bono Committee.
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- B.S., Biology and Psychology, Duke University
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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