Jeremy Roller

Jeremy Roller practices in the area of complex civil and commercial litigation. He represents clients in a variety of subject areas, with a focus on the protection of intellectual property rights. Jeremy has successfully obtained preliminary injunctions and won summary judgment motions in intellectual property infringement cases in multiple United States federal courts. In addition to protecting clients’ intellectual property rights, Jeremy regularly represents companies and individuals in high stakes litigation.

Jeremy’s recent matters have included:

• Represents DIRECTV, LLC in satellite signal theft, account fraud and commercial misuse, and other piracy-related actions in federal district courts throughout the United States.

• Represents Getty Images in copyright infringement actions in multiple federal district courts.

• Raceway Park, et al. v. ECT Meridian Partners, et al. (Pierce County Superior Court). Represented family-owned companies in complex contractual dispute relating to the development of commercial and residential properties worth over $100 million. Won partial summary judgment on key issues. Obtained favorable settlement.

• Washington Public Records Act Litigation. Represented multiple corporations in connection with threatened public disclosure of agency records containing client trade secrets, including obtaining injunctive relief and final judgments enjoining public disclosure of records.

• Wrongful Termination Litigation. Represented executive of large publicly traded corporation in wrongful termination lawsuit. Obtained multi-million dollar settlement.

• Confidential Representation. Represented major auction house in dispute regarding sale of historical artifact. Obtained settlement on favorable terms, avoiding need for litigation in France and enforcement of judgment in the United States.

• Microsoft Corp. v. Big Boy Distribution, LLC, 589 F. Supp. 2d 1308 (S.D. Fla. 2008). Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Microsoft in copyright infringement case.

• Microsoft Corp. v. Intrax Group, Inc., 2008 WL 4500703 (N.D. Cal. 2008). Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Microsoft in copyright infringement case.

• Microsoft Corp. v. Technology Enterprises, LLC (S.D. Fla.). Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of Microsoft enjoining infringing importation and distribution of copyrighted software programs. Obtained liability and damages award on summary judgment.

• Confidential Arbitration. Represented leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in arbitration regarding rights to use patented technology. Obtained settlement on favorable terms.

Jeremy has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (2014) and a “Rising Star” (2006-2012) in Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Jeremy is a member of the Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

Jeremy has represented immigration clients on a pro bono basis in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to law school, Jeremy worked at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and taught fourth grade in the Bronx, New York.

In law school, Jeremy was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and managing editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. At Princeton University Jeremy was awarded the Class of 1901 Medal, which is given to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of his or her classmates, contributed most to Princeton.


Yale Law School, J.D., 2001, Managing Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation; Editor, Yale Law Journal

Princeton University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1995

Professional Experience

Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC, 2005-present

Preston Gates & Ells LLP (now K&L Gates), 2001-2002, 2004-2005

Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert S. Lasnik, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002-2004

Bar Admissions

Washington State