Christian G. Andreu-von Euw

Christian G. Andreu-von Euw

  • B.S. Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, 1999
  • J.D., University of Southern California, 2009
Bar admissions
  • California State Courts
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

An experienced and exceedingly effective litigator and trial lawyer, Christian is also an electrical engineer.

Christian Andreu-von Euw is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience resolving high-tech and complex commercial disputes. Before coming to BLG, he spent twelve years as an IP litigator at Morrison & Foerster.

Before becoming an attorney, Christian worked as an electrical engineer in the United States and Germany. He designed telecommunications and broadcast-video products and co-invented a patent in optical communications.

Christian teaches Data Security and Privacy Law at the University of San Diego.

Practice Focus and Technical Expertise

Christian focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation. He has represented electronics, agri-tech, biotechnology, and software companies in state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. His cases have involved data security, software design, genetically engineered crops, immunoassays, glucose monitoring, electro-optics, microprocessor design, semiconductor manufacturing, and other technologies.

Before becoming an attorney, Christian worked as an electrical engineer in both the United States and Germany. He designed products in the telecommunications and broadcast video industries and was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,120,363 for his work in free space optical communications.

Christian dedicates about ten percent of his time to pro bono matters and has represented pro bono clients in litigation across a broad range of legal disciplines including immigration, housing, criminal defense, and domestic violence. He has taken over pro-bono cases from counsel that were unable to achieve satisfactory results and obtained the desired outcome in post-appeal trials.

Community Involvement

  • Member and former Chair, Federal Courts Committee of the California Lawyer’s Association
  • Active Board Member, San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, San Diego IP Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Advisors for the University of San Diego’s Integrated Engineering Program
  • Member and former Chair, Board of Advisors for the Crawford High School Academy of Law

Speaking and Writing

  • Comparative Overview: Civil Procedure in State and Federal Court. Presentation for the California Lawyer's Association. (July 2023)
  • Data Security Update: Transunion v. Ramirez, and Van Buren v. United States, published by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. (December 2022)
  • A Statutory Claim is Not Enough. No Concrete Harm, No Standing, published by the California Lawyer's Association. (July 2021)
  • Strategic Use of Settlement Offers Under State and Federal Law. Presentation for the California Lawyer's Association. (August 2020)
  • The Benefits of Recommitting to Pro-Bono, published by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. (August 2019)

Judicial Service

  • 2008-2009 Judicial extern to the Honorable Laurence Rubin, Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeals
  • 2007 Judicial extern to the Honorable Stephen Hillman, Chief Magistrate Judge of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017 Kathi Pugh Award for Pro-Bono service
  • 2013 La Mancha Award for Pro-Bono service


Christian is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in German.