Dana Larkin is a senior associate in the California office of Smith LC.
Prior to joining Smith LC, Mr. Larkin began his legal career in 2004 as an associate at the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in their litigation department where he focused on intellectual property litigation. His clients included Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Ingram Micro, Hewlett-Packard and Warner Music Group. After leaving GD&C in 2009, Mr. Larkin started his own law office where he practiced business and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on trademark protection and Internet domain name dispute resolution. During his time in private practice Mr. Larkin successfully defended clients in the aftermarket automotive tuning industry against some of the largest automakers in the world and successfully arbitrated hundreds of domain name dispute cases under the UDRP. Mr. Larkin’s experience as both a big firm lawyer and running his own law practice has allowed him to develop a broad range of skills that allow him to proficiently handle almost any type of case or client – no matter how big or small.
Mr. Larkin joined Smith LC as a senior associate in February of 2016 and focuses on business litigation, intellectual property matters and domain name dispute cases.
Mr. Larkin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1997. He attended law school at the University of San Diego where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif in 2004. While at USD, Mr. Larkin was Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review.
State Bar of California
Dramatic Decreases in Clarity: Using the Penn Central Analysis to Solve the Tahoe-Sierra Controversy, 40 San Diego L. Rev. 1597 (2003).
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