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+ Education

New York University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
University of Oklahoma, B.S.E.E., with special distinction, 1999

+ Awards

Super Lawyers, "Super Lawyer" (2019)
Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star" (2018 and 2019)
Benchmark Litigation, "California Star" (2019)
Latino Leaders Magazine, "Top Latino Lawyer" (2018)
Daily Journal, "Top Verdicts of 2014" (2015)
Daily Journal, "Top 20 Lawyers Under 40" (2014)
The Recorder, "Lawyers on the Fast Track" (2012)

+ Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter, "Size Doesn’t Matter: How Top Boutique Firms Are Winning Big Clients From Big Law," Logikcull 2019 Winter Semester Webinar Series (March 6, 2019)

Moderator, "MCCA's Blueprint for Buying & Selling - A Pitch Workshop for Outside & In-House Counsel," MCCA 2018 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference (October 3, 2018)

Panelist, "Crazy Litigation Strategies That Just Might Work (and Tried and True Ones That Might Not)," HNBA 2018 Annual Convention (September 6, 2018)

Panelist, "Mastering Your Own Destiny and Stepping Out," HNBA 2018 Corporate Counsel Conference (March 17, 2018)

Moderator, "Mandating Diversity: The Inclusion Clause," MCCA 2017 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference (October 3, 2017)

Panelist, "A Brave New World in IP," ACC Southwest Ohio Chapter CLE Presentation (September 25, 2017)

Panelist, "What is the Future of Class Action Litigation," HNBA 2017 Annual Convention (September 8, 2017)

Panelist, "Technology and the Trial," MCCA Global TEC Forum (October 2016)

Panelist, "Ten Tips to Reduce Your Litigation Spend," ACC South Florida Chapter's 6th Annual CLE Conference (September 30, 2016)

Moderator, "Don't Rain on My Parade: Negotiating Cloud Computing Agreements," NAMWOLF 2016 Annual Meeting (September 16, 2016)

Moderator, "General Counsel Panel," NAMWOLF 2016 Annual Meeting (September 16, 2016)

Panelist, "Best Friends? The Relationship Between In-house and Outside Counsel," HNBA 2016 Annual Convention (September 9, 2016)

Presenter, "Class Action Highlights 2015," ACC Southwest Ohio Chapter CLE Presentation (November 17, 2015)

Moderator, "General Counsel Panel," NAMWOLF 2015 Annual Meeting (September 2015)

Presenter, "Privacy and Data Breach Update," ILLS Meeting (November 2014)

Panelist, "Class Actions: Report from the Trenches," NAMWOLF 2014 Annual Meeting (September 2014)

Moderator, "Recent Developments in Patent Law," MCCA CLE Expo (March 2014)

+ Prior Affiliations

Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP, 2004-2019
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, 2002-04

+ Civic Involvement

City of Los Angeles, LAPD Police Permit Review Panel, Former Commissioner
City of Los Angeles, LAPD Police Permit Review Panel, Former Hearing Examiner

+ Bar Admissions

Admitted in California, New York and Kentucky

Federal Courts:
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

+ Professional Affiliations

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Board Member

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Hispanic National Bar Association, Member

Cuban American Bar Association, Member

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2017)

+ Publications

Co-Author, “Why Bristol-Myers Applies to Class Actions,” Law360 (March 30, 2018)

Co-Author, “A Crash-Course in Data-Security Regulation and Litigation,” ACC Docket (September 2015)

+ Contact

wdelgado@dtolaw.com
Direct: (213) 335-7010

A relentless litigator with an unmatched obsession for superior results, Will Delgado approaches litigation with a clear focus: win, as fast as possible. To do that, he dives into his client’s business so that he has a clear understanding of what matters, what doesn’t, what creates leverage, and what triggers a successful outcome. His strategy can be universally applied to all cases, which explains why he has had broad-ranging conversations with clients over the course of his career on subjects ranging from the proper use of blue agave for making tequila to the use of Bluetooth technology. Ultimately, he is retained time and again because, as one of his clients remarked, “I like you because you think like a business person, not a lawyer.”

In his over 15 years of practice, Will has litigated and tried numerous cases ranging from straightforward commercial matters to complex patent cases. Currently, he focuses his practice on intellectual property and class action defense. Will’s practice is truly nationwide. He has litigated intellectual property claims in numerous district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware as well as appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. He has also defended against threatened or actual class actions in various federal courts across the country, including those in California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, New York, and New Jersey. To date, he has represented clients in over 100 intellectual property disputes in federal court alone and defended clients in over 30 class action matters.

Will’s list of impressive victories has earned him a series of accolades from notable media outlets throughout his career, including being named a “Top 20 Lawyer Under 40,” a “Super Lawyer,” and a “Top Latino Lawyer.” True to his mantra, he has achieved “wins” for his clients in a variety of ways — from picking up the phone to negotiate a pre-suit resolution to securing an appellate affirmance of a trial victory.

Will started out as an associate at Quinn Emanuel before moving to Willenken, a litigation boutique where he became a name partner. He is bilingual, a skill he utilizes when representing companies from Latin America and Spain. While he used to have hobbies that included playing tennis and fly fishing, most of Will’s free time is now consumed by coaching his two sons in various sports.