Deven Hahn

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Deven Hahn specializes in complex commercial litigation, focusing on the areas of civil rights and intellectual property litigation.  She has substantial experience in class action civil rights matters including discrimination under Title VII and the ADEA.

She also has significant experience in high stakes patent litigation and has worked on matters involving biotechnology, computer hardware and software, printed circuit boards and OTC drugs.

Education
Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law (J.D. 2000)
University of Washington (B. A.  1997)

Representative Matters

Ms. Hahn represented sixteen plaintiffs in EEOC v. Allied Aviation, a class action racial discrimination lawsuit.  This case resulted in the largest settlement in the history of the Dallas office of the EEOC.  It garnered national media attention in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as being featured on several national news broadcasts including Anderson Cooper’s 360.
Ms. Hahn successfully represented eleven petitioners in obtaining a Writ of Mandamus before the California Court of Appeals ordering the consolidation of multiple claims and parties into a collective action.
Ms. Hahn successfully represented the plaintiff in a patent infringement, unfair competition, and antitrust suit involving the enforcement of six patents directed to the Nobel Prize-winning gene amplification process called the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and thermal cycling instruments used to automate PCR.
Ms. Hahn represented a pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement lawsuit.  After a five week jury trial and the dismissal of one of the patents in suit and the plaintiffs’ willful infringement claims, the case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
Ms. Hahn successfully represented a class of more than 400 plaintiffs in connection with an age discrimination lawsuit involving a Fortune 500 corporate defendant.
Ms. Hahn represents plaintiff Software Rights Archive inSoftware Rights Archive v. Google et al, an industry wide patent infringement case involving foundational patents directed towards non-semantic search engine algorithms.  The case is currently being litigated in the Eastern District of Texas.
Ms. Hahn currently represents clients in a Congessional Whistleblower action and an Inspector General’s investigation.
Ms. Hahn has also represented corporate clients in obtaining trademarks.