For more than 25 years, Rachel Krevans has tried patent disputes involving all manner of products in the electronics, materials science, chemistry, and life sciences areas. She served as co-lead counsel in a high-profile smartphone case, leading to a jury verdict of over $1 billion in 2012, and in five other smartphone victories from 2012 to 2015. Chambers describes her as “one of the most thorough, calculating and technically astute IP lawyers around.” Ms. Krevans has held a variety of top management positions at Morrison & Foerster LLP, was the founder of its Diversity Strategy Committee and subsequently its Women’s Initiative Committee, the co-creator of the firm’s mentoring programs for new associates and diverse associates, and the founder of its annual retreats for women partners.
Ms. Krevans is perennially recommended as a leading lawyer: In 2014, she was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame. She was named to Law360’s inaugural list of Icons of IP in 2016; one of its IP MVPs in 2015; and one of its 20 Most Influential Women in IP Law in 2014. The American Lawyer featured her as Litigator of the Week in 2015 and 2013, and as its cover story in March 2008. In 2015, the National Law Journal named her a Litigation Trailblazer and one of its Outstanding Women Lawyers. California Lawyer honored her in 2008 and 2014 with the prestigious California Lawyer of the Year award for IP, and she was named to The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Daily Journal has selected her as one of the Top 75 Female Litigators in California from 2008 to 2015 and one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California from 2010 to 2014. Benchmark Litigation named her to its 2013 list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation; and Managing IP included her in the 2013 list of the Top 250 Women in IP. In 2013, she was named the Chambers USA Women in Law Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year.
Ms. Krevans holds a B.A. from Dartmouth and a J.D. from UC Davis. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Robert Boochever of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.