Laura M. Chavkin


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Practice Groups and Client Sectors:

Intellectual Property,  Litigation

Areas of Focus:

Business and Commercial Litigation,  Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation,  Employment Law,  Intellectual Property Litigation,  Trademarks & Copyrights
Laura M. Chavkin


Stanford University


Yale University

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Previous Experience

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Bars & Courts

  • California Bar
  • U.S. Northern District of California
  • U.S. Southern District of California
  • U.S. Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Central District of California

Professional Experience

Laura Chavkin specializes in intellectual property litigation and has previously worked on copyright, trademark and patent litigation cases.  She has experience in securities litigation and ERISA/employee benefits matters.  At Rimon, she has worked on an International Trade Commission case as well as other copyright, trademark and patent cases.

Ms. Chavkin previously worked on securities, intellectual property and ERISA/employee benefits matters. At Trucker Huss APC, she counseled corporate clients regarding a range of issues including 401(k) plan and tax issues, and health care documents. In addition to performing legal research, Ms. Chavkin participated in settlement discussions and represented clients at court-ordered mediations and represented clients at Department of Labor investigation interviews. She also has appeared in federal court to represent clients in a motion for default judgment.

Previous to Trucker Huss, Ms. Chavkin served as a Litigation Associate at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, L.L.P. where she worked on a broad range of securities litigation, intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.  She assisted in research and writing of motions for summary judgment, prepared reply briefs, attended case management conferences, researched and wrote memoranda regarding securities litigation, venture capital, commercial litigation and intellectual property. She prepared various pleadings, including witness statements for arbitration, special interrogatories, and motions for protective order. 

Ms. Chavkin has also represented pro bono clients, including contested guardianship cases for San Mateo Legal Aid Society, winning all cases. Other pro bono cases included a case with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Legal Services for Children and a civil rights case with the Federal Pro Bono Project. She has volunteered at the East Palo Alto Community Law Clinic to provide advice to clients who could not afford representation.  

While at Stanford, she was a member of the Stanford Law Review, serving as Associate Editor.  In addition, she worked at the Cyber Law Clinic and was a graduate teaching assistant. She was the co-chair for Stanford Law School 10 year class reunion.