Doug Beteta

Associate / LOS ANGELES,

Area of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Interactive Entertainment and Video Games
  • Litigation and Trial

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
  • University of Chicago, B.A. in Philosophy, 2004

Publications

  • “Class Actions Are Dead. Long Live Class Actions?: The Implications of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion for Employers,” Morrison & Foerster Client Alert, May 2, 2011.
  • “Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements Under Fire on Both Sides of the Atlantic,” EuroWatch, July 31, 2009, Vol. 21, No. 14, at 10.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Argued key argument before Ninth Circuit in pro bono prisoner’s rights appeal
  • Has obtained dismissal at pleadings stage of multi-million dollar claims in multiple cases
  • Inaugural member of Public Counsel’s Associate Leadership Board, aiming to help the underprivileged face the legal system

Fun Fact

  • Currently enjoying Marvel’s® Contest of Champions and, when time permits, Total War: Warhammer
  • Can never say no to a game of pool

Doug Beteta

Associate / LOS ANGELES

Doug Beteta graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Law School in 2008.  Mr. Beteta graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2004.

Prior to joining Gerard Fox Law, Mr. Beteta practiced in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Los Angeles office where he represented a variety of clients including pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and business associations in all aspects of litigation.  Mr. Beteta was especially successful in obtaining early case resolution for his clients.  Representative matters include:

  • in an insurance coverage dispute, briefing a successful demurrer leading to the settlement of a $25 million claim for zero dollars;
  •  in a real estate dispute, briefing successful summary adjudication motions resulting in $33 million judgments that were subsequently upheld on appeal; and
  • in an antitrust case, helping to brief a successful summary judgment motion resulting in dismissal of treble damages action.

Mr. Beteta is committed to serving his community through pro bono work.  He serves on Public Counsel’s Associate Leadership Board and has received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services each year from 2010 to 2015.  In 2011, the ACLU awarded him with the Educational Advocacy Award.

Mr. Beteta is fluent in Spanish.

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