Nicholas T. Herrera helps companies protect their intellectual property through counseling and litigation. With a special focus on the technology and enterprise software industries, Nick works with a team to advise clients on matters involving copyright, trademark, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other commercial disputes. From multi-year litigations to much smaller matters, Nick strives to help clients solve problems with a proactive, forward-thinking approach.
While in law school, Nick served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review and also as a student attorney with the Michigan Law General Clinic, where he focused on eviction defense and other landlord-tenant disputes.
Nick’s pro bono practice focuses on asylum matters and eviction defense for low-income families in San Francisco.
Represented a Fortune 100 technology company asserting claims of copyright infringement, DMCA violations, and business torts against a competitor
Negotiated a successful resolution to a software licensing audit on behalf of an international manufacturing company
Helped a national bank obtain dismissal of state lawsuit involving local property maintenance regulations
Helped represent organizations seeking to register trademarks before the USPTO and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Pro bono: Won asylum for a 28-year-old Guatemalan victim of sexual violence
University of Michigan Law School, 2014, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Notre Dame, 2010, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Outstanding Volunteer, San Francisco Justice & Diversity Center (2018)