Overview

Diana Torres is an intellectual property and commercial litigation partner in Kirkland's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices. Diana focuses her practice on false advertising, unfair competition, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters, and has handled many high-profile matters for a wide variety of clients, including consumer product manufacturers, fitness service providers, entertainment and media companies, and Internet service providers. Diana also advises clients on compliance and contractual issues and commercial legal strategy.

Diana is consistently recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. from 2010–2018 for excellence in copyright, trademark litigation, and trade secrets, remarking that she is "an extremely business savvy lawyer" and "the crème de la crème." Diana was also listed in the U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers® from 2010–2019, in the area of Intellectual Property Law and selected as a "California Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2009.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“‘Let's [Not] Go Crazy’ With DMCA Takedowns,” IP Law360 Guest Column, December 4, 2008 (co-author)

“10th Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment Dismissing Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition and Cybersquatting Claims in Utah Lighthouse Ministry v. Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research,” June 2, 2008 Alert

“9th Circuit Rules That Copyright Act Bars Award of Statutory Damages for Post-Registration Infringements When the Initial Act of Infringement Occurs Prior to the Effective Copyright Registration Date;” Alert re: Derek Andrew, Inc. v. Poof Apparel, June 12, 2008

Seminars

Silicon Valley Association of Corporate Counsel's 23rd Annual All Hands Meeting, “Pursuing & Defending Copyright Infringement In High-Tech Industries,” December 7, 2011

Practising Law Institute, “Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2010: Hot Business and Legal Issues in ‘Technotainment,’” September 2010

Recognition

Adjunct Professor, “Fashion Law,” Southwestern Law School, Intersession, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Governors, Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Board of Directors, Western Center on Law & Poverty Foundation

Board of Directors, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

President of the Board of Directors (Investment Committee Chair, 2006, Finance Committee Chair and Executive Director Search Committee Chair until 2010), Western Center on Law & Poverty, Inc.

Member of the Board of Trustees (until 2018), Mexican American Bar Foundation

Commissioner (until 2014) and former Vice President, City of Los Angeles Convention Center, Mayor's Advisory Commission

Member, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund) Scholarship Committee (ad hoc, various years)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1992, California
  • 1995, District of Columbia (inactive)

Court Experience

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.1992

    Senior Editor and Admissions Committee, Yale Law Journal

    Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

  • Princeton UniversityA.B.cum laude1987