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Tenaya Rodewald

Silicon Valley
T: 650.815.2664
F: 650.815.4654


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2006, cum laude
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2003
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1997, highest honors
  • Intern to the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Intern in the United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Southern District of New York
  • California
  • Northern and Central Districts of California
Thought Leadership

Tenaya Rodewald is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Palo Alto office. 

Areas of Practice

Ms. Rodewald’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling related to intellectual property, technology and online businesses, including copyright, patent and trademark litigation, and First Amendment and privacy law.

Ms. Rodewald has experience in complex intellectual property and commercial litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation, unfair competition and consumer class-action litigation.  She has represented online music and video distributors, computer hardware manufacturers, a major motion picture studio, a leading toy manufacturer and a leading publishing company in litigation in state and federal court.  Ms. Rodewald also advises clients on legal issues related to privacy, copyright and online content distribution, and advocates for clients’ First Amendment rights.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Rodewald was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan LLP and at a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles.  Ms. Rodewald was a judicial intern for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald, Southern District of New York, and an intern in the United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Southern District of New York.  Ms. Rodewald earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2003.


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