Khoa Tran is a counsel who focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on high-tech patent litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal court and before the International Trade Commission. In addition to intellectual property litigation, he has experience in government and regulatory investigations, internal investigations and commercial litigation. He also maintains a robust pro bono practice including criminal resentencing, housing rights advocacy and immigration.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Tran was a law clerk for a firm in Houston, Texas, where he researched federal and state habeas corpus laws for actual innocence and ineffectiveness of counsel claims for three death penalty cases. He also prepared exhibits and edited successor petitions, researched jurisdictional and procedural issues and helped prepare original writ of habeas corpus to the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he researched and wrote memoranda on a variety of other federal and state law issues.

In 2009, Mr. Tran was a legislative intern for Senator John F. Kerry and a legal intern with a Texas-based corporate and litigation firm. Previously, he was a SAT/AP test instructor in Seoul, South Korea and a business analyst with Chevron Corporation in Houston, Texas.

Community Involvement

Mr. Tran was a member of the 2010 National Collegiate Taekwondo Team and represented the United States at the World University Championships in Vigo, Spain. He also volunteered at a local juvenile hall in a program that helps foster literacy among underserved youths and mentored through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area.


  • Named a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2023


  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2013

    • AB, Government, Harvard University, 2010

  • Admissions

    • California

    • Texas

    • US District Court for the Northern District of California

    • US District Court for the Western District of Texas

    • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Languages

    • Vietnamese