Faye Paul Teller

Faye Paul Teller

Faye Paul Teller is a Los Angeles-based partner and trial lawyer. She represents clients in a broad array of industries including life sciences, health care, technology, higher education and automotive.

Faye has particular experience with patent trials, having served as trial counsel in bench and jury trials in courts across the country. Faye’s recent work also includes high-stakes internal and government investigations.

Faye’s representations have included defending a leading pharmaceutical company’s highly successful antiviral treatment against claims of patent infringement and representing a top university in a breach of contract action related to a $100 million grant. She currently represents Intel in a patent infringement suit implicating billions of dollars in revenues and a university in an ongoing investigation related to allegations against one of its Division I coaches. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Faye was a partner at a litigation boutique in Chicago, where she regularly served as trial counsel in bet-the-company cases.

Faye clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She attended the University of Chicago for law school, where she was a champion of the Hinton Moot Court Competition, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where she was a member of USC’s nationally-ranked mock trial team.

Faye’s community involvement includes representing pro se inmates litigating the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement in federal prisons. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for a K-8 charter school on Chicago’s Southwest Side, where she recently chaired a $3.2 million capital campaign.


Faye’s experience as trial counsel includes:

  • A major information-technology company in a week-long patent jury trial, resulting in a complete defense verdict on invalidity and non-infringement.
  • A major pharmaceutical company and its exclusive licensee in ANDA litigation relating to a hormonal injection, resulting in a complete trial and appellate victory.
  • A national health insurer in arbitration initiated by a major hospital provider alleging underpayments for medical services.

Faye’s recent representations also include:

  • Intel, in a patent infringement suit brought by a Japanese professor seeking a royalty for the company’s programmable logic devices from 2004, implicating billions of dollars in revenues.
  • PNC Bank, in limiting the damages awarded in multiple patent infringement lawsuits relating to its remote check deposit patent portfolio.
  • PG&E, as part of the lead trial counsel team in civil cases brought by over 2,000 plaintiffs related to the Kincade wildfire.
  • A top-tier university defending against a breach of contract claim related to a $100 million grant.
  • An innovative medical device company asserting patent claims against a competitor in the Western District of Texas.

* Includes representations prior to Faye’s affiliation with Munger, Tolles & Olson.