Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn

Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn litigates high-profile, high-stakes technology disputes on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. She has a depth of experience in patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation, including the recent Oracle v. Google trial in the Northern District of California. Before joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Rayburn was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she represented clients such as Oracle, Foxconn, Facebook, and NVDIA.

In June 2017, Ms. Rayburn argued before the California Supreme Court, challenging California’s 2016 death penalty initiative measure (Proposition 66). Her work on that matter and others earned her the American Inns of Court 2017 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service, presented at the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Rayburn began her legal career as a patent litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. During law school, Ms. Rayburn served as an extern for the Hon. A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Rayburn is a founding member of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court in Orange County, and has served that organization as Secretary, Membership Chair, Programs Chair, and member of the Board. She publishes frequently on intellectual property matters.

Representative Experience

  • Achieved favorable settlement for Oracle in its highly publicized litigation against the State of Oregon over development of the state’s online health insurance marketplace.
  • Represented Oracle in its ongoing high-profile copyright litigation against Google regarding the Android operating system.
  • Obtained summary judgment and an attorney’s fees award for Nvidia on claims of patent infringement related to graphics processor chips.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of Oracle in a patent infringement case related to pharmacovigilance software.
  • Defended Foxconn and Hon Hai in patent infringement matter relating to electrical connectors.
  • Defended Bosch, Foxconn, and Hon Hai before the U.S. International Trade Commission in patent infringement matter relating to automotive Body Control Modules.
  • Represented Brocade Communications Systems at trial in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation suit against A10 Networks.

Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn

Of Counsel 949.356.6412


Harvard Law School (J.D., 2007); cum laude

Stanford University (B.A.S., 2004, Mechanical Engineering and Political Science); with distinction


Hon. Andrew J. Guilford, United States District Court for the Central District of California