Job Title: Partner
Organization: DLA Piper LLP (US)/New Perimeter
Bio: Andrew P. Valentine is a partner at U.S. law firm DLA Piper where he practices as an intellectual property litigator (trial lawyer). Andrew concentrates his practice in patent, trade secrets, high technology and complex commercial cases. Andrew has tried cases in both United States Federal Court and in California state courts. He has also tried several patent cases before the International Trade Commission, participated in domestic and international arbitration, and argued before the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
Andrew is also a member of DLA Piper’s international pro bono arm (New Perimeter). He has participated in pro bono projects and trainings in Myanmar, Namibia, Rwanda, Nepal and Trinidad & Tobago. Since 2013, Andrew has been working in Myanmar with BABSEACLE, UNDP and other agencies to modernize its legal education system through the use of clinical legal education techniques, such as experiential learning and mock trial. Most recently, in 2017, Andrew led a multi-day training of women lawyers in Nepal (in association with the Nepal Bar Association) and participated in a multi-day training of police prosecutors in Trinidad & Tobago. In March 2014, Andrew was an instructor at a training event in Kigali, Rwanda for government attorneys relating to complex international contract negotiation. Between 2010-2012, Andrew led a team that researched, wrote and published Namibia Access to Justice: Paralegal Manual.
Andrew received his law degree from Santa Clara University and his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College.