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Raija Horstman

Phone: +1 213.443.5530
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

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.


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


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


  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • State Bar of California

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"Pot Got Your Tongue? Company Alleges Former COO Disclosed Trade Secrets to Competitors," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (September 1, 2020). Authors: Raija Horstman, Helen Osun and Uri Niv.
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"IP and the Novel Coronavirus: Developing a Vaccine," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (May 22, 2020). Authors: Raija Horstman and Sari Schreiber.
"A Story of Disloyalty and Deception: The Third Circuit Chimes in on Ownership Requirements in Trade Secrets Act Cases," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (May 14, 2020). Authors: Eli Berns-Zieve, Raija Horstman and Joshua M. Rychlinski.
"Two Tests for Trade Secret Preemption under California Law," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 23, 2020). Authors: Dylan Burstein and Raija Horstman.
"COVID-19 Class Actions: Refund Disputes Rage Over Membership Fees & Event Tickets," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (April 17, 2020). Contacts: Christopher A. Cole, Valerie M. Goo, Jennifer S. Romano, Raija Horstman, Eli Berns-Zieve, Siri Rao, Suzanne Trivette
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GEICO Earns Victory at Intersection Between Copyright and Trade Secret Law Covering Source Code," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 27, 2020). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss, Raija Horstman and Mark A. Klapow.
"Permanent Injunctions Restricting Use of Trade Secrets May Only Be as Permanent as an Employment Contract’s Provisions," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 25, 2020). Authors: William C. Pellett and Raija Horstman.
"CBD False Advertising Claims Stayed Pending Further FDA Guidance," Advertising & State AG Alert (February 4, 2020). Contacts: Christopher A. Cole, Raija Horstman
Client Alert / Newsletter
"CUTSA Does Not Preempt Contractual Interference Claim Based on Confidential (But Not Trade Secret) Information," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (January 10, 2020). Authors: Benjamin Christoff and Raija Horstman.

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