Christian Andreu-von Euw founded Tech.Law after twelve years of high-stakes technology litigation at Morrison & Foerster, a premier international law firm. He has experience with bench trials, jury trials, and arbitration. He also teaches Data Security and Privacy at the University of San Diego.
Christian loves hard problems, loves helping his clients, and absolutely loves winning. He works hard to understand your business and your needs, and to find the strategy that solves your problems. Sometimes that means leaving no stone unturned. More often, it means a targeted strategy that is tailored to your risks, your goals, and your budget. And if your ideal strategy is better suited to another lawyer, he will be the first to tell you.
Practice Focus and Technical Expertise
Christian focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on data security, patent, and trade secret litigation. Christian has represented electronics, biotechnology, and software companies in disputes involving data security vulnerabilities, patents, trade secrets, business interference, copyright, antitrust and other issues in state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. The technologies at-issue in his prior engagements include data security, genetically engineered crops, business software, immunoassays, database design, photolithography, digital imaging, glucose monitoring sensors, transistor design, immunoneurology, and 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi communications.
Before becoming an attorney, Christian worked as an electrical engineer in both the United States and Germany. He designed software and electronics in the telecommunications and broadcast video industries and was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,120,363 for his work in free space optical communications. His technical experience spans a range of technologies that include software design, digital video, electro-optics, optical sensors, programmable logic, controllers for optical systems, and analog and digital circuit card design.
Community Involvement, Awards, and Honors
Christian is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction
Christian is the secretary (and former Chair) of the Federal Courts Committee of the California Lawyer’s Association
Christian sits on the Board of Governors of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL). He is also the Chair of the Events Committee.
Christian sits on the the Board of Advisors of University of San Diego’s Integrated Engineering Program.
Christian sits on the Board of Advisors of the Crawford High School Academy of Law. He is the former chair of that board and the current treasurer of the Academy’s foundation.
Christian is a member of the San Diego IP Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.
Christian received the 2013 La Mancha Award for Pro-Bono service and the 2017 Kathi Pugh Award for Pro-Bono service. He was also named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Christian earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 1999, and a J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2009. He served as an extern to the Honorable Laurence Rubin, Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Stephen Hillman, Chief Magistrate Judge of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Christian is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in German.
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