Jeremy Roller

Jeremy Roller


About Jeremy

Jeremy practices complex civil and commercial litigation. He represents clients in a range of disputes, with a focus on commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. 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 civil litigation.

Understanding that litigation has the potential to distract clients from their core missions, Jeremy’s goal is always to obtain the best possible result quickly and efficiently, so that clients can focus on their businesses, not be bogged down in litigation. Sometimes that goal can be achieved through pre-litigation negotiation; at other times a matter must be pursued through judgment and even appeal. Wherever on the continuum a dispute falls, Jeremy handles complex litigation efficiently, diligently, and with tenacious advocacy on behalf of his clients.

Jeremy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik (Western District of Washington) and practiced at both a global law firm and respected litigation boutique before co-founding Arete Law Group in 2019. Prior to law school Jeremy taught English and Public Policy at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and fourth grade at Community School 6 in the Bronx, New York.

Outside of his professional life, Jeremy enjoys hiking and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest with his family, dog, and friends, as well as attending his children’s sporting events and musical performances.

More about Jeremy

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2001; Managing Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation; Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • Princeton University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1995

  • Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Pro bono representation of the Human Rights Defense Center in FOIA litigation regarding immigrant child detention practices, of asylum seekers in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and of other clients
  • Friends of Judge Michael Diaz (King County Superior Court), Fundraising Committee
  • Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC, 2005-2018
  • Preston Gates & Ellis 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

Awards & Recognition
  • “Super Lawyer” (2014-2019)
  • “Rising Star” (2006-2012) by Thompson Reuters
  • Princeton Class of 1901 Medal, which is awarded to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of his or her classmates, contributed most to Princeton University

Representative Matters

  • Represents employers in multi-employer pension fund withdrawal liability arbitrations.
  • Represents owners in “business divorces.”
  • Represents a wide variety of businesses in breach of contract and business tort litigation.
  • Represents content owners in various industries (costumes, photographs, software, printed material) in copyright infringement litigation.
  • Represented plaintiffs in litigation challenging alleged “top hat” status of employee pension benefit plan.
  • Represented satellite television provider in signal theft, account fraud and commercial misuse, and other piracy-related actions in federal district courts throughout the United States.
  • 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.