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Phone

415.788.8200

Fax

415.788.8208

Education

Stanford Law School
  J.D., 2007

Stanford University
  M.A., Sociology
  B.A., with distinction, History
  Phi Beta Kappa

Cheryl A. Cauley's Profile Image

Cheryl A. Cauley

Phone: 415.788.8200
Fax: 415.788.8208

Cheryl A. Cauley is a partner at Taylor & Patchen. Cheryl's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes. She has experience trying cases from their inception through their appeal in district and appellate courts across the country, representing clients in fields such as Internet search and advertising, wireless communications and biotechnology.

Cheryl graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. with Distinction in History and an M.A. in Sociology, and she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree in 2007 from Stanford Law School, where she was the Associate Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review and a volunteer at the Stanford Community Law Clinic.

Following law school, Cheryl practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. She is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Federal Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. She is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Representative Matters

Guidewire Software, Inc. v. Galluzzo, No. 16-Civ-01769 (San Mateo Super. Ct.) (pending) (representing plaintiff in breach of confidentiality agreement against former employee).

MerchDirect v. Schell, et al., No. 1:16-cv-05213 (SDNY) (represented employee and company in trademark infringement dispute; matter satisfactorily resolved).

Some of Cheryl’s representative matters prior to joining Taylor & Patchen include:

Rosetta Stone v. Google Inc., Case No. 1:09-cv-00736-GBL-TCB (E.D. Va.) (prevailed on summary judgment for Google in AdWords trademark infringement case; the matter was satisfactorily resolved after appeal).

Via Licensing v. Barnes & Noble, Case No. CGC 13 532140 (S.F. Super. Ct.) (represented defendant in breach of contract case; matter satisfactorily resolved).

Jurin v. Google Inc., Case No. 2:09-cv-03065-MCE-CKD (E.D. Cal.) (prevailed on summary judgment for Google in trademark infringement case relating to Google's AdWords program; also prevailed on a partial motion to dismiss on the grounds that CDA immunity applied to Google).

Education

Stanford Law School
  J.D., 2007

Stanford University
  M.A., Sociology
  B.A., with distinction, History
  Phi Beta Kappa