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Bonnie E. MacNaughton

Bonnie MacNaughton is a seasoned litigator with over three decades of experience in civil and criminal litigation. She has been lead counsel in over 20 federal criminal jury trials and over a dozen federal civil bench trials, and has handled hundreds of civil and criminal court hearings, including appellate arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Bonnie focuses on intellectual property protection, including trademark and copyright enforcement, trade secrets litigation, and anti-counterfeiting programs and strategy. She is also highly experienced at corporate compliance and supply chain security investigations and works closely with business leaders to remediate business problems and establish accountability for internal and vendor misconduct or negligence. Bonnie has deep understanding of the use of big data, predictive analytics, and cyberforensics to build and prove legal claims.

Prior to joining DWT in 2014, Bonnie was an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit where she spearheaded the company’s anti-piracy efforts in North America. In this role, she managed an investigative team that handled hundreds of cases ranging from programmatic breadth litigation against counterfeit channel distributors to complex multimillion-dollar civil litigation to state and federal criminal referrals.

Bonnie also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, at Los Angeles, and the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, where, as the Chief of the Drug Unit, she supervised narcotics trafficking and money laundering prosecutions. She also supervised the District’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a multi-agency coalition of local and federal law enforcement officials handling interjurisdictional narcotics, money laundering, and weapons cases. Bonnie trained and managed one of three federal grand juries in order to ensure compliance with federal criminal laws and U.S. Department of Justice policies.

As member of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s Board of Directors since 2002, Bonnie has partnered with brand protection leaders from around the world on global strategies and programs to safeguard intellectual property and corporate assets. She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property protection, cybercrime, and technology issues.

Representative DWT Experience

Counsel for plaintiff in software piracy litigation
  • Microsoft v. Anthony Boldin, et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-1210 (E.D. Wis)
  • Microsoft v. Aventis Systems, Inc., Case No. 2:16-cv-1234 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Triple C, Case No. 2:16-cv-1086 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Charlies One Stop Computer Center II, Inc., Case No. 2:16-cv-807 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. John Does 1-10 using IP address, Case No. 2:16-cv-804 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. John Does 1-10 using IP address, Case No. 2:16-cv-328 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. John Does 1-10 using IP address, Case No. 2:16-cv-276 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Global Electronics Recycling, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-1461 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Buy Cheap Software, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-7192 (C.D. Cal.)
  • Microsoft v. A&S Electronics, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-849 (N.D. Cal.)
  • Microsoft v. TekVisions, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-663 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Communications & Data System Consultants, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-497 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. PC City, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-483 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Premier Selling Technologies, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-463 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. UnyPOS Manufacturing, Inc., Case No. 2:15-cv-440 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Advanced Electronic Design, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-186 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Gulfcoast Software Solutions, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-1851 (W.D. Wash)
  • Microsoft v. Mountain West Computers, Inc. et al., Case No. 14-cv-1772 (W.D. Wash)

Counsel for plaintiffs in litigation against sellers of alleged counterfeit products on
  • Amazon and Fitness Anywhere LLC v. Chen Hak Yung, et al., Case No. 16-2-27556-7 (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct.)
  • Amazon v. ToysNet, et al., Case No. 16-2-27563-0 (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct.)

Counsel for plaintiff in litigation against alleged technical support fraud
  • Microsoft v. Customer Focus Services, LLC, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-9667 (C.D. Cal.)

Other matters
  • Counsel for Fortune 100 clients in investigations and law enforcement referrals, including securing restitution from criminal defendants and the recovery and remission of forfeited assets
  • Counsel for Fortune 100 client in internal supply chain investigations and negotiations with supply chain partners to remediate leakage and theft and resolve legal claims
  • Counsel for multiple clients in developing investigative training policies and procedures for internal and external investigations
  • Counsel for Fortune 500 client in end user piracy dispute over licensing fees

Additional Qualifications

  • Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Wash., 2001-2014
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 1990-2001
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S.  Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Los Angeles, 1987-1990
  • Associate, Jeffer, Mangels Butler & Marmaro, Los Angeles, 1986-1987
  • Associate, Pettit & Martin, Los Angeles, 1982-1985

Professional & Community Activities

  • Executive Board of Directors, 2009-2014; Board of Directors, 2002-2014 – International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
  • Board of Directors, Thomas C. Wales Foundation, 2004-2010
  • Lead of DWT Women’s Affinity Group, 2015-present
  • Lead of Retention and Professional Development Working Group for Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs’ Diversity Committee, 2009-2012
  • United Way of King County’s Legal Steering Committee, 2014-present
  • Co-President, Redmond High School Varsity Fastpitch Booster Club