Olivia focuses her practice on complex litigation disputes.  Her cases have spanned high-stakes claims for both plaintiffs and defendants including copyright and patent law matters, breach of contract and licensing disputes, unfair competition and antitrust claims, federal Indian law issues, and other business torts.  Olivia has worked on litigation at every stage including pre-complaint investigation and drafting, discovery, mediation, trial, and appeal.  She has also drafted contracts and sale agreements.  Olivia’s pro bono work has covered immigration asylum applications, quiet title, adoption proceedings, and breach of contract and specific performance claims.

Olivia had the privilege of clerking for the Hon. Morgan B. Christen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and for the Hon. Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  

Olivia earned her J.D, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine School of Law.  She received pro bono high honors and earned a UCI Law Legacy Award.  She served as a research editor and staff editor for the UC Irvine Law Review and was a founding member of the Native American Law Students Association chapter at UC Irvine.

Prior to law school, Olivia was a whitewater river guide on multi-day rafting trips in Idaho and was also a ski instructor in Colorado.  She earned a B.A. in Philosophy with high honors from the University of Montana, where she was a member and captain of the NCAA Division I women’s golf team. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented plaintiff companies in complex copyright, breach of contract, and fraud action in federal court.  
  • Represented plaintiff company in multi-district patent infringement cases involving semiconductor manufacturing technology.  
  • Successfully secured an order granting a stay of all discovery before the first motion to dismiss was fully briefed and obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice at the pleadings stage while defending companies in a novel and high-stakes federal antitrust case brought by two tech giant plaintiffs.  Following the dismissal, Olivia represented the companies on appeal and helped secure a memorandum disposition completely affirming the district court’s dismissal.
  • Represented company in the defense of a California unfair competition law claim involving allegedly unlawful surcharges.
  • Represented company subject to a third party subpoena in an employment and breach of contract dispute.
  • Represented Tribal nations against various United States and California governmental entities regarding Indian Gaming Regulatory Act disputes.
  • Represented Tribal nations in disputes involving sovereign immunity.