Dean Seif Atyia

Dean Seif Atyia


Middlebury College (B.A., 2009)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2013)

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Dean Atyia is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property and Product Liability Practice Groups. Mr. Atyia regularly assists clients with all phases of litigation, including development of case strategies, dispositive motions, claim constructions, fact discovery, expert discovery, trial preparations, alternative dispute resolutions, and taking and defending the depositions of both fact and expert witnesses. 

Mr. Atyia frequently works with fact and expert witnesses to develop accurate and effective case theories for his clients. He is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Class Dismissed blog (, which provides insights, recommendations, and timely reports on the latest defense news, developments, and trends in the most current class action lawsuits and product liability issues that affect consumer-facing companies.

Mr. Atyia is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice.  He has worked on impact litigation related to protecting the free speech rights of political activists in local communities.  He has recovered significant sums representing individual plaintiffs in civil rights actions against government actors and entities.  Mr. Atyia has also represented prisoners petitioning for habeas corpus before the California Supreme Court, in conjunction with the California Innocence Project. He is a recipient of the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for public service.

Mr. Atyia received his J.D. cum laude in 2013 from the University of Michigan Law School. While in law school, he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law, a member of the Campbell Moot Court, a board member of the Entertainment and Media Law Society, and a volunteer at the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 2009.

DNA Genotek, Inc. v. DNA LLC
(District of Delaware). Representing patent holder and DNA collection product manufacturer in patent infringement and breach of contract litigation against accused infringer.

Femto-Sec Tech, Inc. v. Alcon LenSx, Inc.
(Central District of California). Representing Alcon LenSx and Alcon Laboratories in multi-case patent litigation regarding the companies’ femtosecond lasers for ocular surgery.

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