Quynh Vu

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Direct: (415) 881-3192


Quynh Vu's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has a wide-ranging litigation practice, including representing clients in securities litigation, complex business litigation, and corporate disputes. She has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal court.

Quynh has litigated and achieved successful results for her clients including:

  • Dismissal of a federal securities class action against individual directors and officers of an international corporation at the pleading stage
  • Denial of a putative nationwide class action against a consumer product corporation after reducing the scope of the claims at the motion to dismiss stage and successfully opposing plaintiff's motion for class certification in federal court
  • Settlement of a federal class action alleging privacy violations against an analytics corporation with no monetary damages
  • Compelling numerous cases filed in state and federal courts to private arbitration
  • Securing monetary payments to clients after litigating in  federal and state court in business disputes
  • Managing internal investigations for audit committee and special litigation committees 
  • Advising and counsel clients regarding SEC subpoenas, internal investigations, and shareholder rights

Before joining Kaufhold Gaskin LLP, Quynh was a litigation associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she represented some of America's well-known corporations. She recently served as a member of the trial team for the plaintiffs in Vergara v. California, a case which successfully challenged the constitutionality of teacher tenure laws in California. She was also part of an appellate team which successfully overturned a trial verdict in a shareholder dispute.

Outside of the firm, Quynh teaches Pre-Trial Civil Litigation at UC Berkeley.  Quynh is also on the Young Lawyers Editorial Board of the America Lawyer.

Quynh received her law degree from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where she was an Articles Editor of the Berkeley Criminal Law Journal and served as a Student Graduate Instructor. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her bachelor's degree in Economics and Political and Social Thought with Highest Honors.


  • California State Courts
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California


  • J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009


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