Shayan Said is an associate in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on internet strategy and litigation. Shayan represents companies in litigation and consulting related to the internet, intellectual property, copyright and trademark disputes, privacy, and cybersecurity.
Earlier in his career, Shayan was a commercial litigator at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe where he represented tech companies in a variety of actions spanning from competitor disputes to class actions involving data breach laws, computer fraud and hacking laws, breach of contract, the Lanham Act, the DMCA, and various state and local laws.
Prior to attending law school, Shayan worked in non-profits and has continued to represent a variety of non-profits in his practice including the Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Burning Man Project.
He also volunteers as a mock trial coach for the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA). Since joining in 2019, SOTA’s mock trial team has won the San Francisco County tournament for the last three consecutive years.
Shayan speaks Farsi and serves on the Board of the Iranian American Bar Association for Northern California.