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Raija Horstman

Counsel


Raija Horstman is an experienced litigator focused in multiple areas of complex commercial litigation, including trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and consumer and employment class actions. Raija is a counsel in the Los Angeles office of Crowell & Moring.

Raija has in-depth experience at all stages of litigation and has represented clients in a broad range of high-stakes disputes in the fields of entertainment, technology, and manufacturers and retailers of consumer products. She has litigated and tried cases involving trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, false advertising, employment and consumer class actions, as well as general business and complex commercial litigation matters, including fraud, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Raija has first-chaired several jury trials and one bench trial as a volunteer city prosecutor through the Trial Advocacy program. She also volunteers on a monthly basis at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Clinic.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a leading technology company in a three-week jury trial in California state court and obtained a complete defense verdict in a wrongful termination and retaliation employment action, including a successful opposition to plaintiff’s motion for a new trial. Plaintiff’s claims were based on an alleged falsification of test results.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer of homeopathic drugs in a two-week jury trial in California federal court and obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a consumer class action. Plaintiff brought claims on behalf of a class of consumers alleging false advertising under California’s Unfair Competition Law (Section 17200) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act. (Selected as one of the California Daily Journal’s 2016 Defense Verdicts of the Year)
  • Represented a major television distributor in a jury trial brought by a premier pay television network in a complex commercial litigation matter in Colorado state court which resulted in extremely favorable settlement mid-trial.
  • Represented and recovered millions of dollars for a stock photography company in copyright and trademark litigation matters.
  • Raija has represented technology companies, retailers, and supplement manufacturers in all stages of consumer class action litigation and has obtained successful settlements in multiple consumer class action cases.

Education

  • Texas Tech University, B.A. (2004)
  • Texas Tech University, M.A. (2007)
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2010)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California

Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • State Bar of California

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"Toward A Better Way: Protecting Confidential Information," ABA Litigation Journal (April 14, 2022). Authors: Mark A. Klapow, Raija Horstman, Laura Schwartz, and Josh Rychlinski.
Publication
"Getting the Deal Through: Advertising & Marketing 2022," Lexology (April 2022). Consulting Editors: Roy Abernathy, Raija Horstman, Dalton Hughes, Emily Kappers, and Amy Pauli.
Publication
"New Platform Launches to Manage a Company’s Trade Secrets," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (February 22, 2022). Authors: Raija Horstman and Mark A. Klapow.
Publication
"Deep Dive: Therapeutics," American Intellectual Property Law Association 2022 Mid-Winter Institute. (February 2, 2022). Speaker: Raija Horstman
Speech/Presentation
"2021 Trade Secrets Year in Review and What Lies Ahead," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (January 25, 2022). Speakers: Astor Heaven, Christine B. Hawes, Raija Horstman and Dalton Hughes.
Speech/Presentation
"The Epic Trade Secret Saga Continues – Will the Supreme Court take the case?," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (October 29, 2021). Authors: Jessica Franzetti, Raija Horstman and Warrington Parker.
Publication
"Despite the Pandemic, Food-Related False Advertising Lawsuits Continue to be Frequent Filers," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (September 17, 2021). Authors: Christopher A. Cole, Raija Horstman and Roy Abernathy.
Publication
The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, One Selected as Lawyer of the Year (August 19, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"The Third Circuit Clarifies DTSA Pleading Requirements, While Vacating Dismissal," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (June 22, 2021). Authors: Suzanne Trivette and Raija Horstman.
Publication
"High-ly Sensitive Information: Use of FDA’s DMF Process to Protect Cannabis Trade Secrets," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (June 17, 2021). Authors: Mariam Sarwar and Raija Horstman.
Publication

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