Shelby Pasarell Tsai is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on intellectual property and business litigation. Shelby has extensive and broad experience representing companies in high-stakes litigation, including matters related to intellectual property and commercial litigation, securities class actions, corporate governance, and class action and employment law defense.
She works with companies to devise novel legal strategies and aggressively pursue their objectives in court, arbitration, or mediation. Shelby also routinely advises companies, partnerships, and individuals on issues related to intellectual property and corporate governance.
Shelby is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from settling disputes prior to any formal dispute resolution or civil action to taking matters to trial and through appeal. Her cases frequently present challenging legal questions that require careful strategic planning. Shelby also has a record of authoring successful briefs at the trial and appellate levels.
She often is engaged to prepare or advise on appellate and high-stakes trial court briefs. Shelby has a long record of pro bono advocacy and has received several recognitions for her work on behalf of children in the foster care system.
Prior to rejoining the firm in 2015, Shelby was an associate in the San Francisco office of Grube Brown & Geidt and in the Miami office of Hogan & Hartson. Earlier in her career, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Juan Torruella for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2001
- B.A., Human Biology and History, Stanford University, 1997
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Reed Schools
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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