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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Soluzioni legali strategiche per clienti che mirano al futuro.

Don Hernandez

Los Angeles

Don Hernandez focuses on complex commercial litigation, with emphasis on intellectual property, healthcare, and class action matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict before federal and state court juries, successfully appeared numerous times before arbitral forums and appellate courts, and consistently achieved favorable resolutions for his clients at every stage of the litigation process.

Mr. Hernandez has first-chaired some twenty patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases. His intellectual property experience includes Markman hearings and successful trial defenses. His intellectual property experience also includes evaluating and drafting license, fair use and royalty arrangements. He has also represented employers in numerous trade secret cases before the California courts, and boasts an unblemished record with respect to trade secret injunctions sought by or against his clients.

His healthcare litigation experience includes numerous jury trials, arbitrations and appeals. His expertise includes the Knox-Keene Act, healthcare contracting, and claims handling statutes and procedures throughout California.

Mr. Hernandez has substantial experience representing class action defendants in federal and state court. He recently obtained a defense verdict with respect to a class action trafficking claim brought against his client in federal court in Los Angeles. He has successfully represented employers in class action litigation brought for alleged meal period, rest period and overtime violations.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, Mr. Hernandez practiced at Fried Frank and White & Case.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association Health Law Litigation Committee
  • Former Co-Chair, Lawyer Representatives for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member, Central District’s Attorney Admissions Fund Committee
  • President, Harvard Club of Southern California (1995 - 1998)
  • Regional Director , Harvard Alumni Association (2000 – 2003)


Stanford Law School
J.D., 1986

Harvard University
A.B., 1983 cum laude
Major: Government

Iscritto all’Ordine degli Avvocati (bar) di:



U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court – Northern District of CA
U.S. District Court – Southern District of CA
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of CA
U.S. District Court – Central District of CA