Tiffany S. Hansen

Senior Counsel
Tel: 650-422-2128
Fax: 650-241-2412


  • Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D. with Honors, Specialization in Litigation, 2013)
  • Washington State University (B.A., 2008)


  • “Super Lawyers” Northern California Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.


  • Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller (San Francisco, CA)


Tiffany is a senior counsel in the firm’s intellectual property, employment, and commercial litigation groups.  Tiffany has managed cases at all levels of litigation, from the pleading stage through trial and arbitration and at the appellate level, in both state and federal courts.  Tiffany has successfully represented clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes, from enforcement campaigns to trademark and copyright infringement disputes and anti-cybersquatting matters.  In addition to IP matters, Tiffany has successfully represented clients in business litigation, including in partnership disputes, breach of contract and fraud disputes, unfair competition cases and antitrust matters.  Tiffany has also represented clients in numerous employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation and wage, and hour matters.

Representative Matters

Trials, Arbitrations, and Appeals

  • Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited (2018)—Co-chaired and won 9th Circuit trademark appeal affirming CDCAL’s ruling in our client’s favor.
  • Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited (2017)—Co-chaired trial on behalf of plaintiff/counter-defendant in complex trademark dispute where defendant/counter-claimant sought $30M in damages; obtained a complete defense verdict for plaintiff/counter-defendant after the 6-day jury and bench trial in CDCAL.
  • Gonzalez v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group (2017)Co-chaired multi-week jury trial of one of California’s first associational disability lawsuits under the Fair Employment & Housing Act, resulting in a split verdict decision and limiting Plaintiff to 6% of requested damages.
  • Turanli Elektronik Ltd. V. SanDisk International, Ltd. (2016)—Co-chaired AAA arbitration defending SanDisk against unfair competition claims; obtained a complete defense verdict.
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences v., Inc. (2015)—Member of trial team representing AMPAS in an anti-cybersquatting bench trial in CDCAL.

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Represented creators of successful video game in copyright and trademark infringement dispute against video game company selling derivative work.
  • Represented Jo-Ann Stores in federal trademark litigation dispute.
  • Developed and implemented trademark enforcement campaign on behalf of multinational computer networking company.

Commercial Matters

  • Represented leading California healthcare provider in multiple class actions against antitrust claims.
  • Represented Symantec Corporation in suit regarding fraudulent transfer of patent portfolio.
  • Counsel to Sephora and Solazyme in lawsuit involving breach of joint venture and trade secret misappropriation for algae-based skincare product.
  • Counsel to Pure Growth, Inc. in federal commercial dispute for fraud and breach of contract.

Employment Matters

  • Counsel for Wal-Mart in multiple employment matters.
  • Counsel for Kaiser Permanente in multiple employment matters.
  • Counsel for California State University in employment matter involving wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related claims.
  • Counsel for innovator of high-efficiency hybrid electric vehicles in Labor Commission hearing regarding wage and hour claims.


  • Adjunct Professor of Litigation, Golden Gate University School of Law (2014 – present)
  • Member of Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTLA)
  • Member of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity