Holly Gaudreau focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including antitrust, unfair competition, trademark, and copyright. She also advises clients on compliance and litigation matters involving California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gaudreau was an associate at a California-based litigation boutique. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ming W. Chin of the California Supreme Court. In addition, Ms. Gaudreau participated in her law school’s international human rights clinic and lobbied delegates of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to law school, Ms. Gaudreau worked as a senior legislative aide for a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. and was responsible for legislation involving international trade, science and technology, telecommunications, the environment, energy and small business.

Ms. Gaudreau is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. She was recognized as a 2017 Northern California “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Gaudreau is the recipient of Iranian American Bar Association Northern Chapter 2014 Pro Bono Award.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Litigation and Antitrust Sections, Member

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Antitrust and Business Regulation, Intellectual Property Section, International Human Rights Section, Member

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Justice & Diversity Center, Board Member

University of San Francisco School of Law, LL.M. Student Mentor


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. (2000)
    Moot Court Award for Best Oral Argument; Journal of Law and Social Challenges, Staff Editor; Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Staff Editor; Saul Leftowitz Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, Participant
  • Hanover College, B.A., International Studies and Communication (1991)

Bar Admissions

  • California (2000)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Who We Are

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San Francisco, CA, 94111
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Holly Gaudreau

Experience Highlights

Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represented a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Clean Heat LLC v. more
GO Computer Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
Represented GO Computer, Inc. in antitrust action alleging exclusionary practices. GO Computer Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation (State of more
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. v. Garcia et al.

Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America in action to stop the unlawful distribution of “modding” devices and pirated video more

Golan et al v. Ashcroft et al.
Represented plaintiffs in action involving copyright restoration under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Golan, et al. v. Ashcroft, et al., more