Bethany represents companies in business and intellectual property disputes, and advises clients on corporate governance and IP prosecution, enforcement, and transactional issues.
Bethany has broad litigation experience in state and federal courts in matters involving intellectual property infringement, state and federal antitrust claims, breach of contract, and business torts including false advertising, trade secrets, and unfair competition. She also represents clients in trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, undertakes IP audits and pre-litigation investigations, and manages domestic and international IP monitoring and enforcement campaigns.
Before co-founding Walker Stevens Cannom LLP, Bethany was a Counsel in WilmerHale’s IP Litigation practice group, where she represented some of the world’s largest technology companies in significant patent infringement disputes involving smartphones, Wi-Fi chips, and an array of other technologies. Bethany was previously a litigation associate with Heller Ehrman LLP.
Bethany grew up in Ohio and graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, where she was a Medalist scholar and full scholarship recipient. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, Bethany completed externships with the Honorable Laurie Zelon of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, and with the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Bethany was an analyst with Lehman Brothers.
Bethany serves as an advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and is involved with the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She has worked closely with pro bono partners, including Los Angeles Waterkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and has co-authored articles appearing in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California. Bethany is licensed to practice in California, and before the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bethany lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and shih tzu.
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2006
The Ohio State University, 2000, Business Administration, Finance, Magna Cum Laude
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Heller Ehrman LLP
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, Advisor to Board of Trustees
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Member