Faye Paul Teller

Faye Paul Teller

Faye Paul Teller is a Los Angeles-based partner and trial lawyer. She helps clients across an array of industries navigate their biggest problems from pre-suit investigation to trial and appeal.

Faye often steps in as trial counsel on the eve of trial. She has particular experience translating technically complex subject matter for judges and juries, having served as trial counsel in bench and jury trials across the country. Faye’s recent representations include serving as trial counsel for Berkshire Hathaway in expedited proceedings in Delaware Chancery Court related to Berkshire’s investment in Pilot Travel Centers; defending Intel against patent claims brought by a Japanese professor; and representing telecommunications companies in state court proceedings across California challenging the constitutionality of the companies’ property tax rates.

Faye’s experience defending companies against claims of patent infringement is particularly deep. She has battled infringement claims on behalf of Google, Intel, HPE, and other leading technology companies related to their innovative Wi-Fi, FPGA, and Power over Ethernet technologies; a leading pharmaceutical company related to its highly successful antiviral treatment; and a medical manufacturer related to its intraoral scanner.

In 2023, Faye also completed a months-long investigation for UC Berkeley related to allegations of discrimination against and abusive and bullying conduct toward student-athletes by longtime Cal Women’s Swimming and Diving program Head Coach Teri McKeever. The investigation culminated in a publicly disclosed investigation report.

Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Faye was a partner at a litigation boutique in Chicago, where she regularly served as trial counsel in bet-the-company cases.

Faye clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She attended the University of Chicago for law school, where she was a champion of the Hinton Moot Court Competition, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where she was a member of USC’s nationally ranked mock trial team.

Faye’s community involvement includes representing pro bono clients seeking asylum and other immigration relief. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for a K-8 charter school on Chicago’s Southwest Side, where she recently chaired a $3.2 million capital campaign.

Experience

Faye’s experience as trial counsel includes:

  • A major information-technology company in a week-long patent jury trial, resulting in a complete defense verdict on invalidity and non-infringement.
  • A major pharmaceutical company and its exclusive licensee in ANDA litigation relating to a hormonal injection, resulting in a complete trial and appellate victory.
  • A national health insurer in arbitration initiated by a major hospital provider alleging underpayments for medical services.
  • A prescription benefits manager in arbitration initiated by a leading pharmacy chain alleging breach of contract.

Faye’s current representations also include:

  • AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, in trial-level proceedings across California related to the constitutionality of property taxes levied against the companies.
  • Intel, in a patent infringement suit brought by a Japanese professor seeking a royalty for the company’s programmable logic devices from 2004, implicating billions of dollars in revenues.
  • PG&E, as part of the lead trial counsel team in civil cases brought by over 2,000 plaintiffs related to the Kincade wildfire.

Faye’s recent representations also include:

  • Lead counsel for Berkshire Hathaway in a billion-dollar dispute with Pilot Corporation regarding the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain. Two days before trial was set to begin in Delaware Chancery Court, the parties reached a settlement under which Berkshire acquired 100% of the company.
  • HPE, as trial counsel for a patent infringement suit before Judge Carter in the Central District of California related to the company’s Wi-Fi access point devices.
  • UC Berkeley, in investigating allegations of discrimination against and abusive and bullying conduct toward student-athletes by longtime Cal Women’s Swimming and Diving program Head Coach Teri McKeever. The investigation culminated in a publicly disclosed, lengthy report.
  • A leading medical device company, in helping to settle over 800 mass tort claims.
  • A leading pharmaceutical company in responding to a Civil Investigative Demand brought by the Department of Justice.
  • Google, in a patent infringement in the Western District of Texas suit brought by a non-practice entity seeking a royalty on the sales of Google’s Pixel and Nest devices.
  • Hank’s Bagels, in resolving allegations related to the accessibility of the company’s website.

Speaking Engagements

“Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership,” Diversity & Inclusion Series, CenterForce conference (2022)

Experience

Faye’s experience as trial counsel includes:

  • A major information-technology company in a week-long patent jury trial, resulting in a complete defense verdict on invalidity and non-infringement.
  • A major pharmaceutical company and its exclusive licensee in ANDA litigation relating to a hormonal injection, resulting in a complete trial and appellate victory.
  • A national health insurer in arbitration initiated by a major hospital provider alleging underpayments for medical services.
  • A prescription benefits manager in arbitration initiated by a leading pharmacy chain alleging breach of contract.

Faye’s current representations also include:

  • AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, in trial-level proceedings across California related to the constitutionality of property taxes levied against the companies.
  • Intel, in a patent infringement suit brought by a Japanese professor seeking a royalty for the company’s programmable logic devices from 2004, implicating billions of dollars in revenues.
  • PG&E, as part of the lead trial counsel team in civil cases brought by over 2,000 plaintiffs related to the Kincade wildfire.

Faye’s recent representations also include:

  • Lead counsel for Berkshire Hathaway in a billion-dollar dispute with Pilot Corporation regarding the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain. Two days before trial was set to begin in Delaware Chancery Court, the parties reached a settlement under which Berkshire acquired 100% of the company.
  • HPE, as trial counsel for a patent infringement suit before Judge Carter in the Central District of California related to the company’s Wi-Fi access point devices.
  • UC Berkeley, in investigating allegations of discrimination against and abusive and bullying conduct toward student-athletes by longtime Cal Women’s Swimming and Diving program Head Coach Teri McKeever. The investigation culminated in a publicly disclosed, lengthy report.
  • A leading medical device company, in helping to settle over 800 mass tort claims.
  • A leading pharmaceutical company in responding to a Civil Investigative Demand brought by the Department of Justice.
  • Google, in a patent infringement in the Western District of Texas suit brought by a non-practice entity seeking a royalty on the sales of Google’s Pixel and Nest devices.
  • Hank’s Bagels, in resolving allegations related to the accessibility of the company’s website.

Speaking Engagements

“Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership,” Diversity & Inclusion Series, CenterForce conference (2022)