Doug Tilley

Top rated business litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Singer Cashman LLP
Doug Tilley
Singer Cashman LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Intellectual property litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 2009

Education: Harvard Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2023
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Singer Cashman LLP

505 Montgomery St
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94111 Visit website


Doug Tilley is an attorney with Singer Cashman LLP law firm in San Francisco, California. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 11 years of total legal experience, Mr. Tilley focuses his practice primarily on complex commercial litigation, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Trade secrets

· Copyright and trademark matters

· Contract disputes

· Fraud

· Employee mobility

· Business litigation

· Labor and employment litigation

In addition, Mr. Tilley has extensive experience representing clients faced with SEC, U.S. Attorney and internal company investigations. As an attorney, he carefully examines all evidence and facts regarding his clients' cases as well as expert witnesses during deposition and at trial. He has gained a reputation for his innate ability to distill complex technical subject matter into easily understandable presentations, and he routinely counsels his commercial clients on corporate governance, regulatory matters and other issues to help them mitigate their risk exposure and avoid costly litigation.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Tilley has earned consistent recognition as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his region for business litigation, and he has received many other accolades and endorsements from his peers. He has also received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2005 summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Tilley attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. He holds his license to practice before all California state courts, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California as well as the Eastern District of Texas.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Intellectual property litigation, Employment & labor: employer

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Employment law - employee, Whistleblower

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Eventbrite v. MF Live, et al. (N.D. Cal.)
  • United States v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. (N.D. Cal.)
  • San Fernando Hospital v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.; Gardens Reg’l Med. Ctr. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (L.A. Superior)
  • Perfect 10 v. Yandex (N.D. Cal.)
  • Zendesk v. Zenefits (T.T.A.B.)
  • Ryan Brewer v. Veritas Investments, Inc. (S.F. Superior)
  • Heredia v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
  • GPI360 v. Vigilant Solutions (L.A. Superior)
  • Playstudios v. Centerboard Advisors, et al. (D. Nev.) 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, 2005
Representative Clients:
  • Google; Johnson & Johnson; Intuitive Surgical; Vigilant Solutions; and Telesocial and other Bay Area startups
Industry Groups:
  • Biotech
  • Financial Services
  • Fortune 500
  • Startups
  • Tech and SaaS

Office location for Doug Tilley

505 Montgomery St
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-500-6080


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2023

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