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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 2008
  • Washington, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2016

Zana Z. Bugaighis

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Zana Bugaighis concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on consumer class action defense and non-compete enforcement. She represents clients from a variety of industries, with a specialty in online retail businesses such as Expedia, Hotwire, and Amazon.  Zana also has broad experience with consumer protection lawsuits, complex contract disputes, data breach security/privacy issues, and is an experienced trial attorney in federal and state court.  As a former law clerk, Zana additionally offers the firm’s clients legal experience in U.S. District Court.

Zana completed a secondment with Expedia in 2014.  Zana is also a member of the firm’s hiring committee.

Representative Experience

Cousineau v. Microsoft

Represented Microsoft in putative nationwide class action litigation alleging violation of Electronic Communications Privacy Act and other statutes arising from collection of location information through Windows Phone mobile operating system. Won dismissal of most claims on motion to dismiss. After discovery, won summary judgment on remaining claim. (W.D. Wash. 2014)

Radonovich v. Amerititle, Inc.

Represented escrow service provider in putative class action alleging company misrepresented certain fees in violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and other claims. Resolved favorably through settlement. (Kittitas Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2014)

Schmidt v. State of Alaska

Successfully established a property tax exemption violates the equal protection rights of same-sex domestic partners under Alaska law. Obtained summary judgment against state and municipality, which the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed on appeal. (2012)

Meyer v. National wireless carrier

Successfully compelled arbitration of a putative consumer class action. (2011)

The Laura Scudder's Company, LLC v. Snack Alliance, Inc. et al.

Represented Shearer's Foods, Inc and Snack Alliance, Inc. in a California trademark licensing dispute. Obtained settlement. (2011)

Additional Qualifications

  • Clerk, Hon. Judge David Alan Ezra, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, Honolulu, 2009-2010
  • Associate, Jones Day, San Francisco, 2008-2009
  • Summer Associate, Jones Day, San Francisco, 2007
  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, 2006, 2007
  • Writing Intern, Seattle Weekly, Seattle, 2004

Professional & Community Activities

  • The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court, 2015-present
  • Davis Wright Tremaine Hiring Committee, 2012-present
  • President, 2012; Board, 2011-2014; Member, 2005-present – QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association, 2008-present
  • Vice Chair, Diversity Issues Committee and Lawyers in the Schools Committee, San Francisco Barristers Club, 2008-2009
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 2008-2009

Professional Recognition

  • Received the Washington LGBT Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council, 2016
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