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Beatrice B. Nguyen

Partner

bbnguyen@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7815
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Beatrice Nguyen is a partner in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. The Daily Journal has identified her as one of the "Top Women Litigators" in California. Clients particularly value her efficient, well-organized and innovative approach and her strong oral advocacy in high-stakes situations. Beatrice represents technology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies in complex litigation and arbitrations as well as federal and state governmental investigations involving antitrust and unfair competition law.

Representative Matters

  • Representing HP Inc. in federal case involving antitrust and unfair competition claims against manufacturers of optical disk drives for price-fixing. 
  • Representing Mozilla in California state court in connection with its contractual dispute with Yahoo and Oath concerning a search provider deal.
  • Obtained TRO on behalf of PeopleBrowsr in California unfair competition case against Twitter.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit for managed care organization in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving monopolization and boycotting claims under California’s Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the California Court of Appeal, for four pharmaceutical companies in a complex California state court antitrust case brought by a group of retail pharmacies involving price-fixing claims under California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Defended major dialysis company in federal court against claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization brought by a competitor. 
  • Defended Taiwanese manufacturer of electrophoretic displays (EPDs) against antitrust and unfair competition claims and other state claims in federal court. 
  • Defended major copier company in a federal case involving claims of anticompetitive behavior under the Sherman Act and RICO.
  • Defended major car rental company in federal court in case involving claims of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Won dismissal of state law claims under California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
  • Won summary judgment, which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, for a manufacturer of utility vaults in action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Defended major rental car company in federal court against allegations of monopolization and attempted monopolization, unfair competition, and invalidity and unenforceability of a patent.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in its iPhone™ trademark infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc.
  • Represented PeopleSoft, Inc. in its lawsuit against Oracle Corp. in connection with Oracle's hostile tender offer for PeopleSoft, which involved claims for interference with prospective economic advantage, unfair competition, and violation of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200 et seq.
  • Obtained an award of compensatory damages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs for an accounting firm in an arbitration involving a fee dispute with Bank of America, N.A.

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., summa cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California

Memberships
Member, American Bar Association, Sections on Antitrust and Litigation
Member, Asian American Bar Association

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AI and Internet of Things Herald 'Regulation by Litigation', Report Claims The Global Legal Post (January 24, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Antitrust – Moving Front and Center," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2020 (January 22, 2020). Contributor: Beatrice Nguyen.
Publication
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Affirmative Recovery Litigation: Bringing Value to Your Company," ACC-SFBA Litigation Committee Meeting, San Francisco, CA (June 13, 2018). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Chahira Solh.
Speech/Presentation
"Commercial Contracts, Logistics & Supply Chain: Ways to Create Value and a Sustainable Stream of Affirmative Recovery," RILA’s Retail Law Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 25, 2016). Presenters: Beatrice B. Nguyen and Andrew Kaplan.
Speech/Presentation
Crowell & Moring Announces 2016 Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders (May.05.2016)
Firm News / Announcement
"Supply Chain and Commercial Contracts Recovery: Deals Gone Bad," Crowell & Moring's Second Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 10-11, 2016). Presenters: Greg Call, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Andrew Kaplan, and Frank Nuzzi.
Speech/Presentation
California's Antitrust Bar Global Competition Review (March 2015)
Media Mentions
“Commercial Contracts and Supply Chain,” First Annual In-House Affirmative Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 19, 2015). Presenters: Andrew Kaplan, Beatrice B. Nguyen, Jennifer Romano, William Moore (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Speech/Presentation
"4 Antitrust Tips For Bidding On Land For O&G Production," Law360 (December 12, 2014). Co-Authors: Joshua Stokes, Mary Anne Mason, and Beatrice B. Nguyen.
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