Mr. Degen represents clients in litigation before state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. His litigation experience includes commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property disputes, antitrust disputes, and data privacy disputes.

Prior to joining Shartsis, Mr. Degen litigated for and advised clients at Farella Braun + Martel LLP. During law school, he worked as a research assistant to Professor Pamela Samuelsson—studying software copyright—and visiting Professor Amnon Reichman—studying First Amendment history. As a clinical student at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, he represented clients in a Copyright Office rulemaking proceeding and in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court.

Before his legal career, Mr. Degen worked as a data analytics consultant first for Fortune 500 companies to measure incremental performance of business initiatives, and then for statewide political campaigns and national nonprofits to measure fundraising and advertising performance.

Mr. Degen’s litigation experience includes:

  • Representing a general contractor in a coverage dispute against its insurer with 10s of millions of dollars in dispute;
  • Counseling a software developer on copyright registration strategy, copyright regulation compliance, and copyright liability;
  • Representing a startup sports league in antitrust litigation against its international governing body;
  • Representing a CPG company in litigation against its logistics service provider;
  • Representing business owners in shareholder and partnership disputes;
  • Representing and advising marketers in disputes with advertising platforms;
  • Representing a large internet infrastructure company in defense of patent infringement claims.

Christopher Wheeler and Brookes Degen, “Pandemic Restriction Challenges Face Uphill Battle in Calif.,” (February 22, 2021).