Von der Ahe
Specializing in Business, Commercial, & Intellectual Property Litigation
COMMERCIAL NEGOTIATIONS & LITIGATION
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSELING & PROTECTION
CONTRACT REVIEW & NEGOTIATION
VON DER AHE RAYBURN
Christy graduated from Stanford University in 2004 with dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science. She then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 2007.
After law school, Christy clerked for one year for Judge Andrew J. Guilford, in the Central District of California. Christy next worked as an associate for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for two years. In 2010, she moved to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she worked as an associate, and then a partner, until early 2018.
Christy is a founding member of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court in Orange County, and has served that organization as Secretary, Membership Chair, Programs Chair, and member of the Board. Christy publishes frequently on intellectual property matters.
Christy is a member of the Steering Committee for the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Representation Project. She has spoken and published regarding the importance of pro bono work, and received the 2017 American Inns of Court Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service (presented at the United States Supreme Court) for her pro bono service.
Christy lives in Laguna Beach, California, with her husband, three sons, a dog, and a fish named Yoda.
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Stanford University, B.A.S., Mechanical Engineering and Political Science, with distinction, 2004
All California state courts
Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
Central District of Utah
District of Oregon
Southern District of Illinois
District of Colorado
Eastern District of Texas
District of Columbia Circuit
The Law Office of Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn provides the quality, expertise, and service of a top-tier law firm, at a more accessible rate and with a more personal touch. Christy practiced law at the highest echelons for more than a decade, including as partner at a large, international law firm, before deciding that she could offer her premier legal services more flexibly by becoming independent.
Christy has litigated high-stakes disputes for well-known companies, including Oracle, NVIDIA, and Foxconn. She has been involved in several high-profile patent, copyright, and trade secret litigations, including the recent Oracle v. Google trial in the Northern District of California. She also argued the constitutionality of California's Proposition 66 to the California Supreme Court.