Darin Sands


Portland Office


Bradley Bernstein Sands LLP
T 503-734-2480
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Darin has more than 15 years of experience advising companies in the successful resolution of complex commercial disputes. He has successfully litigated complex disputes, including class actions, involving trade secrets, data security, antitrust, business and fiduciary duties, and novel issues of constitutional law. He also helps his clients reduce their litigation risk by helping them develop tailored data privacy, security and trade secret strategies.

Darin’s practice is built on listening to his clients, understanding their organizations and industries, and working collaboratively with them to efficiently achieve their legal and business goals.

After litigating on behalf of some of the world’s biggest companies at Gibson Dunn in California and Heller Ehrman in Seattle, Darin returned to his hometown of Portland to work at Lane Powell. There, he led the firm’s litigation department as well as the class action and privacy and data security groups. He founded the firm’s electronic discovery practice group and served as the firm’s “Innovation Chair,” where he was responsible for modernizing the firm’s client services.

Darin speaks nationally on successful strategies for using predictive analytics and other technology to drastically reduce the cost and increase the value of electronic discovery in complex litigation. He also regularly serves as pro bono counsel to organizations such as the ACLU, Basic Rights Oregon, and Compassion & Choices in emerging areas of federal and state constitutional law.

He is admitted to practice in Oregon, California and Washington and regularly practices in all three states, as well as in other jurisdictions across the country.


  • Harvard Law School (2004)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant to Carl M. Loeb University Professor Laurence Tribe (Constitutional Law)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant to Visiting Professor Murray Dry (Harvard College) (Constitutional Law)
  • Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
  • Middlebury College, magna cum laude (2000)
  • London School of Economics (1998-1999)


  • Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Oregon
  • California
  • Washington

Darin spends his free time exploring with his nine year old daughter, trying to cook, and coaching the national championship winning Lincoln High School Constitution Team.