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LEFT TO RIGHT: Cynthia B. McGuinn, John M. Feder, Robert Igleheart, Mandissa Logan, June P. Bashant, Ronald H. Rouda, Timothy G. Tietjen

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Catastrophic Injury, Consumer Protection, Discrimination ROUDA FEDER TIETJEN & MCGUINN is a nationally renowned plaintiff law firm that, over the past 40 years, has regularly celebrated major results, milestones and accolades. The firm continued that tradition this past year by securing precedent-setting verdicts and settlements in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability and public entity liability. Partner Cynthia McGuinn said the firm’s success rests on a combination of focus, determination and heart. “We’re hired to win and secure maximum compensation, but we also provide emotional support,” said McGuinn, who was named to Lawdragon’s top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in 2019. She has also been recognized as a “Top Woman Litigator” in California every year since 2005. “We accept the cases that have heart and meaning for us.” Many of those are challenging, high-profile cases which present unique factual and legal issues. McGuinn led one such case, representing a woman who was found at the bottom of a fire escape nearly 14 hours after she left a colleague’s apartment, where social drinking had occurred. No one saw her fall and how she got there was unknown. What was known was that her injuries had rendered her brain damaged and paraplegic and that the fire escape was not fully protected by a rail. That case settled for $14.25 million. In another tragic case, McGuinn represented a woman struck by a vehicle transporting fire debris from the 2017 Tubbs Fire, in which the woman’s home had been destroyed. That same woman later became the victim of medical malpractice at the hospital that treated her for her accident-related injuries and, thereafter, she tragically succumbed to cancer before her case could be completed. Nonetheless, McGuinn was able to secure $2 million for her surviving spouse for her own losses of the care and comfort of the decedent. McGuinn holds the record for the largest personal injury jury verdict in the history of Sonoma County.

Partner Tim Tietjen was a major contributor to the firm’s red-letter year, having secured two results involving separate accidental tree falls and crashes: a $58 million judgment along with firm lawyer Robert Igleheart for a 28-year-old worker who was catastrophically injured and a $47.5 million settlement for a 12-year-old’s critical injuries, surgeries and future treatment after Tietjen led the Rouda legal team through a six-year litigation to its successful conclusion. This marked the largest pretrial injury settlement for a single plaintiff in California history. Partner John Feder, a past president of California’s statewide plaintiff consumer attorney organization, has successfully handled wrongful death cases involving bicyclists struck by motorists, where both the motorists and the public entities that controlled the roadway were at fault. He successfully handled a recent matter involving four bicyclists struck by a truck during a charity bike ride to promote bicycle safety. Feder and firm attorney Mandissa Logan also successfully resolved bus/pedestrian collision cases. Feder and firm partner June Bashant secured nearly $20 million for a wrongful death case involving a major hotel owner/operator who had created a public safety risk by designing and constructing unsafe accommodations that exposed guests to the potential of serious injury and death. Additionally, the firm was again recognized by Best Lawyers, achieving a Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation–Plaintiffs in the San Francisco metro area for 2020. Reflecting on what drives RFTM’s success, John Feder noted: “We love making a difference in our clients’ lives. Their trust is sacred to us and that honor constantly inspires every member of our firm.”

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ne thing that has kept R. Lewis Van Blois going through almost 50 years of practicing high-stakes personal injury litigation is the reward of making a meaningful difference in his clients’ lives. “When you see that someone’s life or some families’ lives have been disrupted or damaged terribly,” says Van Blois, “it is extremely rewarding to help them patch everything back together as best as possible so they can move forward even after a terrible tragedy.” And as his record shows, Van Blois has had ample opportunity to try and right wrongs done to victims of negligence, accident victims, and survivors of victims of wrongful death. After earning an undergraduate degree at George Washington University, Van Blois worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative assistant before earning his J.D. from the University of California Law School at Berkeley. Hundreds of cases later, beginning with smaller cases decades ago, Van Blois’s work has grown ever more complex and detailed, and he is always keen to stay on top of technology, law, and precedent. “The challenge of these complex legal issues is that they’re always evolving and changing,” says Van Blois. “You need to read all the cases in your field, understand tactics and strategies in court rooms with regard to ability to present evidence and the medical developments.” Van Blois himself has dedicated a lot of time over the years to studying medical science—even studying human anatomy and cadavers so that he can clearly and sensitively present evidence regarding injury—determined to understand as best he can what happened to the victims in these cases or what they will face over the years ahead.

It is that diligence and dedication to clients that has served to earn Van Blois respect from judiciary, opposing counsel, and his clients alike—not to mention numerous winning verdicts and awards—against BMW, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and other carmakers, against government entities for dangerous roads and against trucking companies for their negligence—as well as consistent accolades, including being Preeminent AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for nearly 40 years, voted Top Attorney in Northern California for seven years, named to Super Lawyers more than 10 years running, and ranked in the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers in the U.S. He has been certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 35 years. But as founder of the firm that he now heads, Van Blois is the first to state that success is a group effort. “We have a team with diverse legal and medical experience, which is a huge benefit for our clients,” he says. “We have or work with the most qualified lawyers for understanding medicine or technology, who can speak to the kind of cost and care people will face after an accident.” Van Blois himself specializes in liability and dangerous conditions cases, trucking accidents, construction accidents, incidents where terrible things happen to workers and someone—or some company or place— needs to be held responsible for making the workplace safe. And that drive to improve policy, to achieve change and avoid future incidents, and to help people through a difficult time and help them figure the best way to move forward—that’s what has kept Van Blois going for over half a century. And he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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LAW OFFICES OF FRANK M. NUNES Frank M. Nunes (P)

LAW OFFICE OF EDWARD J. THOMAS Edward J. Thomas

Water Law

YOUNG WOOLDRIDGE Scott K. Kuney

• Elder Law • Administrative / Regulatory Law • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law • Admiralty and Maritime Law • Eminent Domain and • Alternative Dispute Resolution Condemnation Law • Antitrust Law* • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law* • Appellate Practice • Energy Law • Aviation Law • Energy Regulatory Law • Banking and Finance Law • Entertainment Law • Bankruptcy and Creditor • Environmental Law* Debtor Rights / Insolvency • Equipment Finance Law and Reorganization Law* • Family Law • Bet-the-Company Litigation • Family Law Arbitration • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice • Family Law Mediation • Business Organizations • First Amendment Law* (including LLCs and • Franchise Law Partnerships) • Gaming Law • Civil Rights Law • Government Relations Practice • Closely Held Companies and • Health Care Law* Family Businesses Law • Immigration Law • Collaborative Law: Civil • Information Technology Law • Collaborative Law: Family Law • Insurance Law* • Commercial Finance Law • Intellectual Property Law • Commercial Litigation • International Arbitration • Communications Law • International Mergers • Construction Law* & Acquisitions • Consumer Law • International Trade • Corporate Governance and Finance Law and Compliance Law • IT Outsourcing Law • Corporate Law • Labor and Employment Law • Criminal Defense: • Land Use & Zoning Law* General Practice • Legal Malpractice Law • Criminal Defense: White-Collar • Leisure and Hospitality Law • Derivatives and Futures Law • Leveraged Buyouts and • DUI/DWI Defense Private Equity Law • Education Law Alternative Dispute Resolution A Arbitration M Mediation Banking & Finance Law B Banking & Finance R Financial Service Regulation M Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Governance & Compliance Law C Compliance G Governance

Family Law

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lawyers in Northern California in the following practice areas:

Entertainment Law F Film/Movies M Music T Theater Intellectual Property T Trademark C Copyright P Patent IP* Litigation – Intellectual Property International Arbitration C Commercial G Government

• Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions • Media Law • Medical Malpractice Law • Mergers & Acquisitions Law* • Mining Law • Municipal Law* • Natural Resources Law • Nonprofit / Charities Law • Oil and Gas Law • Personal Injury Litigation • Privacy and Data Security Law • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law • Product Liability Litigation • Professional Malpractice Law • Project Finance Law • Public Finance Law • Qui Tam Law • Railroad Law • Real Estate Law* • Reinsurance Law • Securities / Capital Markets Law • Securitization and Structured Finance Law • Sports Law • Tax Law* • Technology Law • Trade Secrets Law • Transportation Law • Trusts and Estates* • Utilities Law • Venture Capital Law • Water Law

Labor & Employment EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor & Employment LM Labor Law – Management LU Labor Law – Union Legal Malpractice Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury

Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice P Plaintiffs D Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law S Securities / Capital Markets R Securities Regulation Workers’ Compensation Law C Claimants E Employers

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CORNWELL & SAMPLE Stephen R. Cornwell (P) GANONG LAW Philip W. Ganong (P)

LITTLER MENDELSON Ryan L. Eddings (LM)

countries around the world

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ERICKSEN ARBUTHNOT David J. Frankenberger, Jr.

Labor and Employment Law

practice areas

Personal Injury Litigation

BOLEN FRANSEN SAWYERS Gary W. Sawyers YOUNG WOOLDRIDGE Scott K. Kuney

Workers’ Compensation Law CHAIN COHN STILES James A. Yoro (C)

Oakland Administrative / Regulatory Law LAW OFFICES OF AMITAI SCHWARTZ Amitai Schwartz LAW OFFICES OF LYLE C. CAVIN, JR. & ASSOCIATES Lyle C. Cavin, Jr.

Admiralty and Maritime Law BRODSKY MICKLOW BULL & WEISS Edward M. Bull III

NUTI HART Kevin W. Coleman, Christopher H. Hart, Gregory C. Nuti WENDEL ROSEN Michael D. Cooper, Tracy Green

Bet-the-Company Litigation BOWLES & VERNA Michael P. Verna page 22

Civil Rights Law

JAMES B. NEBEL James B. Nebel

NEWDORF LEGAL David B. Newdorf

LAW OFFICES OF JOHN COX John C. Cox

Collaborative Law: Family Law

LAW OFFICES OF LYLE C. CAVIN, JR. & ASSOCIATES Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. WELTIN, STREB & WELTIN Philip R. Weltin

Alternative Dispute Resolution JEFFREY A. ROSS, EMPLOYMENT MEDIATION Jeffrey A. Ross (M) VIVIEN B. WILLIAMSON Vivien B. Williamson (M) WULFF QUINBY SOCHYNSKY Yaroslav Sochynsky (M), Randall W. Wulff (M)

Antitrust Law LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN ZOVICKIAN Stephen Zovickian LAW OFFICES OF HOLLY HOUSE Holly A. House

Appellate Practice ELLEN LAKE Ellen Lake JOSEPH A. HEARST Joseph A. Hearst LAW OFFICES OF AMITAI SCHWARTZ Amitai Schwartz LAW OFFICES OF GARRETT C. DAILEY Garrett C. Dailey

Banking and Finance Law MILLER STARR REGALIA Karl E. Geier (B)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law ANDREA WIRUM Andrea A. Wirum

LAW OFFICE OF KAREN HELLER BERDY Karen Heller Berdy

Commercial Litigation BOWLES & VERNA Michael P. Verna page 22 GLYNN & FINLEY Clement L. Glynn JAMES N. PENROD James N. Penrod LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN ZOVICKIAN Stephen Zovickian MILLER STARR REGALIA Eugene H. Miller RIDDLE BERNDT John H. Riddle

Communications Law LAW OFFICES OF LEON M. BLOOMFIELD Leon M. Bloomfield

Construction Law LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN ZOVICKIAN Stephen Zovickian MILLER STARR REGALIA Daniel R. Miller OLES MORRISON RINKER & BAKER Robert Leslie WENDEL ROSEN Matthew F. Graham

Corporate Law DONAHUE FITZGERALD Merrill J. Schwartz WENDEL ROSEN Richard P. Waxman


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John M. Feder, Ronald H. Rouda, June P. Bashant, Timothy G. Tietjen, Cynthia B. McGuinn, Robert Igleheart, Mandissa Logan

A RECORD SETTLEMENT

The catastrophic injury of a 12-year-old inspired the lawyers of Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn to take on a tree-fall case that, six years later, made California history. BY JUSTIN SMULISON

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ouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn has a lways prided itself as a plaintiff’s injury firm with the resources and stamina to last for the long haul, and a case that was settled in September 2018 demonstrated that commitment. After six years of litigation led by partner Timothy G. Tietjen, the firm secured a record-breaking $47.5 million pretrial settlement, reportedly the largest for a single plaintiff in California history. “This is one of our firm’s toughestfought cases and involved four motions for summary judgment and two appellate decisions,” Tietjen says. “But we knew we had to achieve justice for our client, who had his whole life ahead of him.” The inciting incident occurred July 25, 2012, while 12-year-old Zachary Rowe was camping with his family in a designated c a mpg rou nd i n Sa n M ateo Cou nt y Memoria l Pa rk. Ea rly that morning, a rotten 72-foot-tall tanoak tree came crashing down on Zachary’s tent, crushing him while he slept. The tree was located approximately 20 feet from a paved access road and was surrounded by a cluster of five campsites, including Zachary’s. The tree was also 37 feet from PG&E’s adjacent power line and within striking distance of the line had it fallen in that direction.

“There was evidence that this tragedy was entirely preventable,” Tietjen says. “The tanoak that fell had been rotten for years, with a 30-inch hole in its stump that rendered it hollow.” Zachary was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors recognized that the fight to save his right leg was futile. Crush injuries to Zachary’s pelvis prevented all blood flow to the limb, and the leg essentially died. Less than a week after the incident, the leg was amputated at the hip.

“The endless patience and positivity of Zachary and his fa mily inspired our whole firm to work tirelessly and secure the best result possible.” Fol lowi ng t he published appel late decisions, wherein the court found the defendants were not immune from the suit, the case proceeded to mediation in May 2018. After a two-day mediation, San Mateo County and its contractor Davey Tree agreed to pay $30 million to settle the case; PG&E and its contractor WECI agreed

“This is one of our firm’s toughest-fought cases and involved four motions for summary judgment and two appellate decisions,” But necrosis from the vascular damage cont i nued to spread i nto Zacha r y’s b o d y, i nv a d i n g t h e or ga n s i n h i s shattered pelvis. Eventually, the doctors determined Zachary could only survive by performing the most extreme lowerlimb amputation—a hemipelvectomy, also known as a hindquarter amputation. Not only would Zachary lose his right leg, but his right pelvis and buttock as well. “This brave young man underwent more than 30 surgeries and initially spent over six months hospitalized,” Tietjen says.

to pay $17.5 million (all of which was paid by WECI). This brought the total settlement to $47.5 million, and the case was finally resolved in September 2018. “Our result was certainly worth the effort,” Tietjen says. “The compensation ensures that Zach receives the best medical treatment and the chance to heal. The result also sent a message to public entities that they cannot always hide behind immunity, and hopefully they’ll take steps to prevent similar catastrophes and tragedies.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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Criminal Defense: General Practice

FORD FAMILY LAW Shane R. Ford

SIEGEL, LEWITTER & MALKANI Jody I. LeWitter (EI, LE*)

ARGUEDAS, CASSMAN, HEADLEY & GOLDMAN Cristina C. Arguedas, Theodore W. Cassman, Laurel Headley

FOX & BANK Brigeda D. Bank, A. Kathryn Fox

WEINBERG, ROGER & ROSENFELD David A. Rosenfeld (LU), Stewart Weinberg (LU)

COTSIRILOS & CAMPISANO George J. Cotsirilos, Jr. GAGEN, MCCOY, MCMAHON, KOSS, MARKOWITZ & FANUCCI William E. Gagen, Jr. JAMES S. THOMSON James S. Thomson PHILIP A. SCHNAYERSON Philip A. Schnayerson

EDRINGTON, SCHIRMER & MURPHY Timothy P. Murphy (D)

LAW OFFICES OF PETER ALFERT Peter W. Alfert (P)

HANSON BRIDGETT Kristina D. Lawson

GALLOWAY, LUCCHESE, EVERSON & PICCHI G. Patrick Galloway (D)

LOMBARDI, LOPER & CONANT Matthew S. Conant (D)

LAW OFFICES OF JOHN S. MAY John S. May

LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL PATRICK DURKEE Michael Patrick Durkee

GIBBS LAW GROUP Karen Barth Menzies (P)

LAW OFFICE OF CINDY FRAZIER BILSBOROUGH Cindy Frazier Bilsborough LAW OFFICE OF JOHN E. MANOOGIAN John E. Manoogian LAW OFFICES OF GARRETT C. DAILEY Garrett C. Dailey

Land Use & Zoning Law BEST BEST & KRIEGER Sarah Owsowitz, Malathy Subramanian

MEYERS NAVE John Bakker

WHITING, FALLON, ROSS & ABEL Andrew Ross, William F. Whiting

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. NOONAN John W. Noonan

Family Law Mediation

MILLER STARR REGALIA Arthur F. Coon, Wilson F. Wendt, Bryan W. Wenter

ARGUEDAS, CASSMAN, HEADLEY & GOLDMAN Cristina C. Arguedas, Theodore W. Cassman, Laurel Headley BOERSCH & ILLOVSKY Eugene G. Illovsky BOERSCH SHAPIRO Martha Boersch COTSIRILOS & CAMPISANO Guy A. Campisano, Jr., George J. Cotsirilos, Jr.

FOX & BANK A. Kathryn Fox

Franchise Law DONAHUE FITZGERALD Dawn Newton

WENDEL ROSEN Patricia E. Curtin, Todd A. Williams

Legal Malpractice Law JAMES N. PENROD James N. Penrod (D)

EBE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Robert L. Ebe

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

Health Care Law

GIBBS LAW GROUP Eric H. Gibbs (P), Michael Schrag (P)

LAW OFFICE OF A. ROBERT SINGER A. Robert Singer

Immigration Law BERRY APPLEMAN & LEIDEN Susan K. Wehrer

GJEL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS Luke Ellis (P), Andrew R. Gillin (P), Ralph L. Jacobson (P), James P. Larsen (P), Kristin M. Lucey (P) page 7

JAMES S. THOMSON James S. Thomson

LAW OFFICES OF NORTON TOOBY E. Norton Tooby

GLYNN & FINLEY Clement L. Glynn (D)

PHILIP A. SCHNAYERSON Philip A. Schnayerson

Insurance Law

GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Michael J. Pietrykowski (D)

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. NOONAN John W. Noonan

BENNETT, SAMUELSEN, REYNOLDS AND ALLARD David J. Samuelsen

CRAIG & WINKELMAN Bruce H. Winkelman THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. NOONAN LOMBARDI, LOPER & CONANT John W. Noonan Ralph A. Lombardi

DUI/DWI Defense

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

NEY MEDIATIONS Michael J. Ney

GLYNN & FINLEY Clement L. Glynn

Intellectual Property Law

MEYERS NAVE Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero WENDEL ROSEN Les A. Hausrath, Pamela Schock Mintzer

Environmental Law

RUYAKCHERIAN Korula T. Cherian (P)

Labor and Employment Law BRYAN SCHWARTZ LAW Bryan J. Schwartz (LE*)

BEST BEST & KRIEGER Gene Tanaka, Roderick E. Walston

CECILY ANN WATERMAN Cecily A. Waterman (EM, LE*)

KATTEN Lily N. Chinn

DICKSON GEESMAN Kathryn B. Dickson (EI)

MEYERS NAVE Shaye Diveley

GOLDSTEIN, BORGEN, DARDARIAN & HO Morris J. Baller (EI), Linda M. Dardarian (LE*), Laura L. Ho (LE*)

STICE & BLOCK Stuart I. Block WACTOR & WICK Jon K. Wactor, William D. Wick

GWILLIAM, IVARY, CHIOSSO, CAVALLI & BREWER J. Gary Gwilliam (EI, LE*)

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

JEFFREY A. ROSS, EMPLOYMENT MEDIATION Jeffrey A. Ross (EI)

LAW OFFICE OF CAROL M. LANGFORD Carol M. Langford

Family Law BLUM GIBBS DAVIES & OWEN Donna T. Gibbs page 27 DEBORAH J. MARX Deborah J. Marx

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KAZAN, MCCLAIN, SATTERLEY & GREENWOOD Ted Pelletier (P) LANKFORD CRAWFORD MORENO & OSTERTAG Charles E. Osthimer III (D)

LAW OFFICES OF LEE C. PEARCE Lee C. Pearce

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

BOWLES & VERNA Michael P. Verna (P) page 22 DONNELLY NELSON DEPOLO MURRAY & EFREMSKY Thomas J. Donnelly (D)

RAINS LUCIA STERN ST. PHALLE & SILVER Michael L. Rains

UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW Elisabeth A. Semel

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

LEVY VINICK BURRELL HYAMS Darci E. Burrell (EI, LE*), Jean K. Hyams (EI, LE*), Leslie F. Levy (LE*), Sharon R. Vinick (LE*) LITTLER MENDELSON Henry Lederman (LE*) MEDINA ORTHWEIN Felicia Medina (EI)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

KAZAN, MCCLAIN, SATTERLEY & GREENWOOD Denise Abrams (P), Steven Kazan (P), David M. McClain (P) LANKFORD CRAWFORD MORENO & OSTERTAG Charles E. Osthimer III (D)

GJEL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS Luke Ellis (P), Andrew R. Gillin (P), Ralph L. Jacobson (P), James P. Larsen (P), Kristin M. Lucey (P) page 7 GWILLIAM, IVARY, CHIOSSO, CAVALLI & BREWER Steven J. Brewer (P), J. Gary Gwilliam (P) JAMES N. PENROD James N. Penrod (D) KAUFMAN LAW Casey A. Kaufman (P) KAZAN, MCCLAIN, SATTERLEY & GREENWOOD Joseph Satterley (P) LAW OFFICES OF PETER ALFERT Peter W. Alfert (P) LOMBARDI, LOPER & CONANT Matthew S. Conant (D) NEY MEDIATIONS Michael J. Ney (D) RAINS LUCIA STERN ST. PHALLE & SILVER Andrew S. Miller (P) STERNS & WALKER Gerald C. Sterns (P)

VAN BLOIS AND ASSOCIATES Michael E. Gatto (P), R. Lewis Van Blois (P) page 19

Privacy and Data Medical Malpractice Law Security Law BALAMUTH LAW Kelly E. Balamuth (P)

GIBBS LAW GROUP Eric H. Gibbs

DONNELLY NELSON DEPOLO MURRAY & EFREMSKY Thomas J. Donnelly (D), James M. Nelson (D)

Product Liability Litigation

GALLOWAY, LUCCHESE, EVERSON & PICCHI G. Patrick Galloway (D)

Municipal Law

BARR & YOUNG ATTORNEYS Gordon C. Young (D) BECHERER KANNETT & SCHWEITZER Patrick J. Becherer (D), Lori A. Schweitzer (D)

BEST BEST & KRIEGER Janet E. Coleson

BENNETT, SAMUELSEN, REYNOLDS AND ALLARD David J. Samuelsen (D)

Native American Law

CUTTER LAW Todd A. Walburg (P)

BERKEY WILLIAMS Curtis G. Berkey, Scott W. Williams DENTONS U.S. Paula M. Yost

Natural Resources Law BEST BEST & KRIEGER Roderick E. Walston

STERNS & WALKER Gerald C. Sterns (P)

VAN BLOIS AND ASSOCIATES R. Lewis Van Blois (P) page 19

Real Estate Law GLYNN & FINLEY Clement L. Glynn

DESMOND, NOLAN, LIVAICH & CUNNINGHAM J. Russell Cunningham DOWNEY BRAND James P. Dreher, R. Dale Ginter FELDERSTEIN FITZGERALD WILLOUGHBY & PASCUZZI Steven H. Felderstein, Donald W. Fitzgerald, Paul J. Pascuzzi, Jason Rios, Thomas A. Willoughby

MILLER STARR REGALIA James M. Frassetto, Eugene H. Miller, Gary E. Rosenberg, Wilson F. Wendt

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Marc A. Levinson

POWLAN CASSIDY LAW Stephen K. Cassidy WENDEL ROSEN Michael A. Dean, Charles A. Hansen, Howard W. Lind

Tax Law CONSERVATION PARTNERS William T. Hutton DONAHUE FITZGERALD Kristin A. Pace WILLIAM E. TAGGART, JR. William E. Taggart, Jr.

Trusts and Estates HARTOG, BAER & HAND Margaret M. Hand, John A. Hartog, John L. McDonnell, Jr. ROISMAN HENEL + ADAMS Margaret R. Roisman WENDEL ROSEN Monica Dell’Osso, Virginia Palmer

Water Law BEST BEST & KRIEGER Roderick E. Walston

Workers’ Compensation Law BOXER & GERSON Michael G. Gerson (C), John M. Harrigan (C) BUTLER VIADRO James G. Butler, Jr. (C), Christopher A. Viadro (C) GEARHEART & SONNICKSEN Mark E. Gearheart (C) RAYMOND E. FROST & ASSOCIATES Raymond E. Frost (C)

TRAINOR FAIRBROOK Jennifer L. Pruski WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Julie E. Oelsner

Bet-the-Company Litigation BOUTIN JONES Michael T. Fogarty DOWNEY BRAND Jay-Allen Eisen, Stephen J. Meyer, William R. Warne JOE GENSHLEA LAW & MEDIATION Joseph S. Genshlea KING & SPALDING Stephen L. Goff WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Dale C. Campbell

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) BUCHALTER James K. Dyer, Jr. KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Bruce A. Scheidt LAW OFFICE OF JOHN OEHMKE John C. Oehmke TRAINOR FAIRBROOK Colby A. Campbell WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Christopher Chediak WILKE, FLEURY, HOFFELT, GOULD & BIRNEY Mathew Powell

Commercial Finance Law

GWILLIAM, IVARY, CHIOSSO, CAVALLI & BREWER Steven J. Brewer (P)

DOWNEY BRAND Michael J. Thomas

Commercial Litigation

Sacramento

MEYERS NAVE Shaye Diveley

BEST BEST & KRIEGER Ann Taylor Schwing

BOUTIN JONES Julia L. Jenness (B)

Oil and Gas Law

BOUTIN JONES Michael T. Fogarty

FINNERTY LAW OFFICES Kathleen E. Finnerty (B)

DOWNEY BRAND Jay-Allen Eisen

JOE GENSHLEA LAW & MEDIATION Joseph S. Genshlea (B*)

BENNETT, SAMUELSEN, REYNOLDS AND ALLARD David J. Samuelsen (D)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Bret R. Rossi

Banking and Finance Law

Personal Injury Litigation

WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Dale C. Campbell (B*)

LIGHTWELL ADVISORS Michael P. Brody

Appellate Practice

GLYNN & FINLEY Clement L. Glynn

SEYFARTH SHAW Morgan T. Jones (B)

KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Bret R. Rossi (B)

BOUTIN JONES Stephen F. Boutin, Michael T. Fogarty DIEPENBROCK ELKIN GLEASON David A. Diepenbrock, Eileen M. Diepenbrock DOWNEY BRAND Andrew L. Collier, Stephen J. Meyer, William R. Warne FINNERTY LAW OFFICES Kathleen E. Finnerty FREIDBERG LAW CORPORATION Edward P. Freidberg

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KNOWLEDGE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Best Lawyers-honored Randall Scarlett on leveraging technology to secure justice for brain-injured clients BY SEAN STONEFIELD

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ot every lawyer is created equal, and that’s especially true in the complex area of traumatic brain injuries. Often called invisible injuries, these are among the most challenging injuries to litigate, especially in cases where a victim outwardly appears unaffected. “Oftentimes, particularly in mild cases, a jury will look at a client who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, and they won’t see anything wrong; so, it’s the attorney’s job to help the jury understand the injury and its devastating impact on the family,” says Randall Scarlett, one of the country’s leading attorneys in the field. “To present a case involving these injuries, you have to be experienced in trying traumatic brain injury cases and knowledgeable in the science and latest diagnostic tools and treatment modalities.” In the early 2000s, Scarlett’s f irm, Scarlett Law Group, was one of the first firms to utilize 3T MRI technology in order to present evidence. The case involved a minor crash where the firm’s client didn’t begin experiencing the full effects of his injury until days after the accident. While his initial MRI—conducted at a local hospital—showed no sign of injury, a 3T MRI machine (which employs a

higher strength magnet) confirmed two small brain lesions. With this evidence, Scarlett was able to convince a jury in a conservative jurisdiction in California that what appeared to be a simple fenderbender had in fact resulted in a serious brain injury.

“We bring the country’s experts in the area of traumatic brain injury to bear on these cases” Today, 3T MRI technology is considered routine in these types of cases. But the Scarlett Law Group has continued to innovate in its use of novel demonstrative evidence to litigate traumatic brain injury cases. From diffusion tensor imaging to the software applications running the MRI machines, Scarlett and his firm remain abreast of all the latest technology—not only to demonstrate the nature and extent of an injury to a jury, but also to ensure clients are benef iting from the most advanced diagnostic and treatments.

“We have a unique approach in that, from the very beginning, we bring the country’s experts in the area of traumatic brain injury to bear on these cases,” Scarlett says. “In addition to utilizing liability and accident reconstruction experts to assist in the work up of a case, we retain a team that can include neuropsychologists, neu rologists, a nd physica l med ici ne and rehabilitation doctors to create a comprehensive life care plan for a client.” Convincing juries to fund these life care plans is a challenging endeavor, but the Scarlett Law Group has become known for obtaining some of the most significant results in its field, with multiple verdicts ranging from $10 million to close to $50 million. And while these awards—which account for past and future treatment ex penses—m ay seem l a rge, Sca rlet t notes that the value of proper care and rehabilitation is indisputable. “Sometimes it’s hard for a jury to understand why the damages for future treatment are so high, but we strive to make that palpable for them,” he says. “It’s the only way to ensure our clients receive the care they need to achieve the greatest independence in their daily life—for the rest of their life.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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JOE GENSHLEA LAW & MEDIATION Joseph S. Genshlea

LAW OFFICES OF PATRICK K. HANLY Patrick K. Hanly

SOMACH SIMMONS & DUNN Theresa A. Dunham

PORTER SCOTT Nancy J. Sheehan (EM)

KING & SPALDING Stephen L. Goff

LEUPP & WOODALL Thomas Allen Leupp

STOEL RIVES Timothy M. Taylor

KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Bruce A. Scheidt

ROTHSCHILD WISHEK & SANDS Clyde M. Blackmon, Michael Rothschild, M. Bradley Wishek

THOMAS LAW GROUP Tina A. Thomas

SEYFARTH SHAW Mark P. Grajski (LE*), Kristina M. Launey (EM)

MURPHY AUSTIN ADAMS SCHOENFELD Dennis R. Murphy

THE CHASTAINE LAW OFFICE Michael Lawrence Chastaine

TRAINOR FAIRBROOK John D. Fairbrook

WING & PARISI Linda M. Parisi

WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Dale C. Campbell

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law STEWART WARD & JOSEPHSON Gregg D. Josephson WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Gary L. Bradus

Construction Law DIEPENBROCK ELKIN GLEASON Eileen M. Diepenbrock

DONALD H. HELLER Donald H. Heller JOHN E. VIRGA John E. Virga LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS A. JOHNSON Thomas A. Johnson LAW OFFICES OF PATRICK K. HANLY Patrick K. Hanly LEUPP & WOODALL Thomas Allen Leupp

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH John S. Poulos

ROTHSCHILD WISHEK & SANDS Clyde M. Blackmon, Michael Rothschild, M. Bradley Wishek

MURPHY AUSTIN ADAMS SCHOENFELD D. Michael Schoenfeld

SEGAL & ASSOCIATES Malcolm Stuart Segal

O’CONNOR THOMPSON MCDONOUGH KLOTSCHE Robert W. O’Connor

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Gaming Law HARLAN W. GOODSON Harlan Wayne Goodson LAW OFFICE OF JANE G. ZERBI Jane G. Zerbi

Government Relations Practice

Energy Regulatory Law

WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Christopher Chediak, Mike De Angelis

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Environmental Law CHURCHWELL WHITE Barbara A. Brenner DOWNEY BRAND Nicole E. Granquist, Stephen J. Meyer, Kevin M. O’Brien HARRISON, TEMBLADOR, HUNGERFORD & JOHNSON Mark D. Harrison KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Daniel J. O’Hanlon, Eric N. Robinson

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MURPHY AUSTIN ADAMS SCHOENFELD Russell J. Austin

KRONICK MOSKOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Scott A. Morris, Eric N. Robinson

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SOMACH SIMMONS & DUNN Stuart L. Somach

DIEPENBROCK ELKIN GLEASON John V. Diepenbrock

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JOE GENSHLEA LAW & MEDIATION Joseph S. Genshlea

DAY CARTER & MURPHY James M. Day, Jr., Ann L. Trowbridge

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LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Eric J. Stiff

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BEST BEST & KRIEGER Joseph E. Coomes, Jr., T. Brent Hawkins, Edward J. Quinn, Jr., Harriet A. Steiner, Iris P. Yang

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Tax Law BOUTIN JONES James L. Leet, Kent W. Silvester

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WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN James Clarke

LAW OFFICE OF PERRY ISRAEL Perry E. Israel

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ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Jenna C. Magan, John R. Myers

GREENBERG TRAURIG Jeffrey Leacox

Real Estate Law

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HANSON BRIDGETT William D. Taylor

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Trusts and Estates

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FINNERTY LAW OFFICES Kathleen E. Finnerty

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MEYERS NAVE Adam U. Lindgren

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SWIFT AND POWERFUL JUSTICE Lifechanging results for those most in need.

REAR LEFT TO RIGHT: Sara Peters; Jeffrey Clause; Andrew McDevitt; Matthew Davis; Khaldoun Baghdadi; Richard Schoenberger; Douglas Saeltzer; Christian Jagusch; Spencer Pahlke; Joseph Nicholson; Max Schuver FRONT LEFT TO RIGHT: Valerie Rose; Michael Kelly; Conor Kelly; Doris Cheng; Justin Chou; Jade Smith-Williams

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a n F r a n c i s c o p e r s o n a l i nj u r y powerhouse of Walkup, Melodia, Kel ly & Schoenberger rout i nely obtains seven- and eight-figure verdicts on behalf of their critically injured clients. And while such verdicts and settlements are impressive, it is the firm’s ability to evaluate, process and prepare for trial on short notice that sets them apart. The firm’s attorneys are often parachuted in at the last minute into courtrooms across California to litigate highly difficult and complex cases, explaining their clients’ stories of catastrophic injury. What might take other firms or solo practitioners months to accomplish in the leadup to trial happens at the Walkup firm in a matter of weeks. That’s because the firm has a long history of quick mobilization and the ability to marshal the appropriate resources to make the right kind of impact. Indeed, says senior partner Mike Kelly, this is a firm of trial lawyers, not just litigators. And there is a difference. “One thing we’ve learned is that jurors do not like to be bored or talked down to,” says Kelly, who began his career, as founder Bruce Walkup did, defending clients before making the switch to plaintiffs’ law and joining the firm in 1978. “As a result, we try to make our presentations simple, brief, intelligent,

and focused by avoiding redundancy or belaboring testimony. The key is to give jurors credit for being smart and attentive.” The results spea k for themselves. Last summer, for example, partner Rich Schoenberger and associate Joe Nicholson netted one of the largest verdicts in San Luis Obispo County history—about $5.5 million—for a motorcyclist severely injured on a highway undergoing construction.

attorneys are driven by a unified vision: compassion for victims and a simple desire to help. “Those who are catastrophically injured are at great risk without the financial and emotional resources to make it from day to day,” says Schoenberger. “Our most seriously injured clients are looking to us to make decisions that will, we hope, bring them a lifetime of security and support.”

“Our most seriously hurt clients are looking to us to make decisions that will, we hope, bring them a lifetime of security and support.” “The plaintiff alleged that the general contractor had negligently ma naged a nea rby construction zone that set the stage for the collision itself,” says Schoenberger, whose career began as a prosecuting attorney with the Alameda County DA’s office. “The defendants denied any wrongdoing whatsoever and offered nothing whatsoever to settle the case.” The rest is history. But regardless of the case, the circumstances, or the practice area—the Walkup firm handles the full suite of plaintiffs’ personal injury, and its

It’s a sentiment echoed by Kelly. “I’m proud to witness f i rstha nd how the members of our firm make an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives,” he says. “I’ve been doing this work for 40 years, but I’m still struck by what an important job it is to make sure that injured people can put food on the table or take care of their families during their disability. Without skilled personal injury lawyers, innocent people would suffer needlessly.”

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COVINGTON & BURLING Anita F. Stork, Phillip H. Warren

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FRIEDMAN & SPRINGWATER Mark Fogelman

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or more than 45 years, the Van Blois Law firm has served as a powerful advocate in Northern California for persons who have been seriously injured, disabled, or killed as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. With offices in Oakland, Walnut Creek and Stockton, the firm effectively represents persons throughout Northern and Central California as well as the San Francisco Bay area. The firm’s experienced legal team is led by R. Lewis Van Blois, whose more than 150 jury trials in California have earned him a reputation as one of the state’s most knowledgeable and revered injury attorneys. Certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for more than 35 years, Mr. Van Blois has achieved millions of dollars in awards and settlements on behalf of clients in various areas of personal injury and wrongful death. He has been selected by Best Lawyers as the Product Liability Litigation–Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland, California, for 2018, and he has been selected by Best Lawyers as the Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland, California, for 2020.

Thomas C. Knowles, who has been practicing in California for more than 40 years and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, specializes in product liability, construction site accident, and trucking accident cases. His experience as a former defense lawyer representing an auto manufacturer has provided the knowledge to effectively represent injured persons against manufacturers in product liability cases. Michael Gatto is an experienced trial attorney specializing in catastrophic injury cases with complex medical issues. He has tried over 200 cases and recently achieved one of the largest medical malpractice awards in Contra Costa County. He has been selected by Best Lawyers as the 2018 Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland, California. The firm’s seasoned attorneys have several decades of injury law experience and know how to effectively settle as well as fight and win in court. The law firm has offices in Walnut Creek (925-947-1055), Stockton (209-478-2400) and Oakland, California.

7677 Oakport Street, Suite 565 Oakland, California 94621 phone 510.635.1284 fax 510.635.1516

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2020 RECOGNITIONS

COVINGTON & BURLING Donald W. Brown, William L. Stern

KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS PUTTERMAN YU Christa Martine Anderson, Jeffrey R. Donald J. Putterman Chanin, Brian L. Ferrall, Stuart Gasner, Susan J. Harriman, Steven A. Hirsch, CROWELL & MORING QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & Christopher C. Kearney, John W. Keker, SULLIVAN Gregory D. Call, Douglas W. Sullivan Jan Nielsen Little, Laurie C. Mims, David Eiseman, Robert P. Feldman, Elliot R. Peters, Steven P. Ragland, Charles K. Verhoeven DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Robert A. Van Nest Martin L. Fineman REED SMITH KIEVE LAW OFFICES J. David Bickham DECHERT Loren Kieve Matthew L. Larrabee ROBERT W. TARUN KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Robert W. Tarun DURIE TANGRI Gregory S. Gilchrist Daralyn J. Durie, David F. McGowan, Ragesh K. Tangri ROPES & GRAY LUBIN OLSON & NIEWIADOMSKI Richard Gallagher Manuel A. Martinez FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL John L. Cooper, Neil A. Goteiner, ROSEN BIEN GALVAN & GRUNFELD Thomas B. Mayhew, C. Brandon Wisoff, LUKENS LAW GROUP Michael W. Bien William M. Lukens Douglas R. Young SCHIFF HARDIN MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS FENWICK & WEST Jean L. Bertrand, Eliot S. Jubelirer Barry W. Lee Susan S. Muck, Laurence F. Pulgram SHARTSIS FRIESE MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS FRANK BURKE MEDIATION Arthur J. Shartsis, Joel Zeldin Franklin Brockway Gowdy, Jami Wintz Francis J. Burke, Jr. McKeon, Thomas M. Peterson SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER HAMPTON MORRISON & FOERSTER Charles J. Stevens Raymond C. Marshall James P. Bennett, Jordan D. Eth, Arturo J. González, Douglas L. GLUCK DANIEL SIDLEY AUSTIN Hendricks, Michael A. Jacobs, Jack Gordon C. Atkinson Sara B. Brody, Marie L. Fiala, Scott W. Londen Nonaka GOODIN, MACBRIDE, SQUERI & DAY MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Robert A. Goodin SONALI D. MAITRA Jerome C. Roth Sonali D. Maitra GOODWIN NIXON PEABODY Forrest A. Hainline III STEPTOE & JOHNSON Robert Blum, Ross M. Petty Laurie Edelstein JONES DAY O’MELVENY & MYERS Stephen D. Hibbard, Robert A. TENSEGRITY LAW GROUP Daniel H. Bookin Mittelstaedt Matthew D. Powers KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Peter R. Boutin

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Stephen V. Bomse, Robert A. Rosenfeld PEARSON, SIMON & WARSHAW Bruce L. Simon PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Bruce A. Ericson, Sarah G. Flanagan

VALLE MAKOFF Jeffrey T. Makoff, Timothy A. Miller

WAGSTAFFE, VON LOEWENFELDT, BUSCH & RADWICK James M. Wagstaffe WINSTON & STRAWN Scott P. DeVries, Robert B. Pringle

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law FENWICK & WEST Mark E. Porter

Communications Law DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Suzanne K. Toller GOODIN, MACBRIDE, SQUERI & DAY Thomas J. MacBride, Jr., James D. Squeri NOSSAMAN Martin A. Mattes WINSTON & STRAWN Lisa A. Cottle

Construction Law DOUGLASS LAW GROUP B. Scott Douglass ERNEST BROWN & COMPANY Ernest C. Brown FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL Adam C. Dawson, Alan E. Harris, Charles M. Sink, Jeffrey A. Sykes, Richard Van Duzer GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI William J. Peters

VENABLE Angel A. Garganta

HANSON BRIDGETT Howard William Ashcraft, Jr., David Martin Buoncristiani

VINSON & ELKINS Matthew J. Jacobs

JONES DAY Stephen V. O’Neal

NIXON PEABODY Robert Blum

SIDLEY AUSTIN Sharon R. Flanagan (C)

PERKINS COIE Meredith Jones-McKeown

Corporate Law

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN John R. Heisse II

ARNOLD & PORTER Richard W. Canady, Teresa L. Johnson, Denis T. Rice

SEYFARTH SHAW Michael T. McKeeman

BAKER MCKENZIE Douglas M. Young

VARELA, LEE, METZ & GUARINO Bennett J. Lee

COOLEY Kenneth L. Guernsey, Samuel M. Livermore

Consumer Law EMISON COOPER & COOPER Miles B. Cooper

Consumer Protection Law LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

COVINGTON & BURLING James C. Snipes FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL Daniel E. Cohn, Frank E. Farella FENWICK & WEST Robert A. Freedman GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Stewart L. McDowell, Douglas D. Smith

ARNOLD & PORTER Ronald H. Star (G)

GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Robert V. Gunderson, Jr., Brooks Stough, Jeffrey Vetter

COVINGTON & BURLING David B. Bayless (C)

JONES DAY Timothy G. Hoxie

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Douglas D. Smith (G)

MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Gregory Chin

GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Jeffrey Vetter (G) LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Daniel B. Eng (G) MORRISON & FOERSTER Craig D. Martin (C) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Nathaniel M. Cartmell III (C, G)

MORRISON & FOERSTER John W. Campbell III, Gavin B. Grover, Jaclyn Liu, Michael G. O’Bryan ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Lawrence B. Low, Michael J. Sullivan PERKINS COIE Michael R. Glaser

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PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Nathaniel M. Cartmell III, Blair W. White, Stanton D. Wong SIDLEY AUSTIN Sara B. Brody, Sharon R. Flanagan, David E. Tang

GOODWIN Grant P. Fondo KAREN L. SNELL Karen L. Snell

GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Sharon J. Hendricks MORRISON & FOERSTER Paul C. Borden, James J. Brosnahan

VEDDER PRICE Thomas A. Zimmer

KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS Stuart Gasner, John W. Keker, Jan Nielsen Little, Elliot R. Peters, Robert A. Van Nest

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Robert G. O’Connor

KING & SPALDING Michael J. Shepard

NIXON PEABODY Charles M. Dyke

WOODSIDE COUNSEL Gregory C. Smith

LATHAM & WATKINS Steven M. Bauer

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE William D. Berry

Criminal Defense: General Practice

LAW OFFICE OF GILBERT EISENBERG Gilbert Eisenberg

RENAKER HASSELMAN Teresa S. Renaker

CLARENCE DYER & COHEN Nanci L. Clarence, Josh A. Cohen

LAW OFFICE OF JOHN D. CLINE John D. Cline

KAREN L. SNELL Karen L. Snell

LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD B. MAZER Richard B. Mazer

SEYFARTH SHAW D. Ward Kallstrom, Kathleen Cahill Slaught

KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS John W. Keker

LAW OFFICES OF DORON WEINBERG Doron Weinberg

LAW OFFICE OF GILBERT EISENBERG Gilbert Eisenberg

LAW OFFICES OF HANLON & RIEF Stuart Hanlon

LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD B. MAZER Richard B. Mazer

LAW OFFICES OF M. GERALD SCHWARTZBACH M. Gerald Schwartzbach

LAW OFFICES OF DORON WEINBERG Doron Weinberg LAW OFFICES OF HANLON & RIEF Stuart Hanlon LAW OFFICES OF M. GERALD SCHWARTZBACH M. Gerald Schwartzbach OSTERHOUDT LAW William L. Osterhoudt

MAXWELL LAW K.C. Maxwell MORRISON & FOERSTER James J. Brosnahan, Arturo J. González, Craig D. Martin MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Jerome C. Roth O’MELVENY & MYERS Daniel H. Bookin

QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN John Potter

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Walter F. Brown, Jr.

RIORDAN & HORGAN Dennis P. Riordan

OSTERHOUDT LAW William L. Osterhoudt

SWANSON & MCNAMARA Edward W. Swanson

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Marc H. Axelbaum

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Robert P. Feldman, John Potter

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Stephen A. Mansfield BAKER MCKENZIE Colin H. Murray

BARTKO ZANKEL BUNZEL & MILLER John J. Bartko page 23 CLARENCE DYER & COHEN Nanci L. Clarence, Josh A. Cohen COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Timothy P. Crudo CONSTANTINE CANNON Harry P. Litman

NEYHART, ANDERSON, FLYNN & GROSBALL Richard K. Grosboll

THE LAW OFFICES OF BARRY H. SACKS Barry H. Sacks TRUCKER HUSS R. Bradford Huss, Clarissa Kang, Charles A. Storke

Energy Law BUCHALTER Evelyn Kahl DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Jeffrey P. Gray, Steven F. Greenwald, Vidhya Prabhakaran FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL David J. Lazerwitz GOODIN, MACBRIDE, SQUERI & DAY Michael B. Day, Thomas J. MacBride, Jr., James D. Squeri MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS David L. Huard MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS William D. Kissinger

Environmental Law

Equipment Finance Law

ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS David D. Cooke, James L. Meeder, Sandi L. Nichols

BUCHALTER Robert Alan Zadek

ALSTON & BIRD Jocelyn D. Thompson ALTSHULER BERZON Hamilton Candee ARNOLD & PORTER Trenton H. Norris BAKER BOTTS Chris J. Carr BARG COFFIN LEWIS & TRAPP John F. Barg, Richard C. Coffin, R. Morgan Gilhuly, Stephen C. Lewis BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND Gary J. Smith BRISCOE IVESTER & BAZEL David M. Ivester COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Pamela S. Duffy COOPER, WHITE & COOPER Keith M. Casto COVINGTON & BURLING Kevin Poloncarz COX, CASTLE & NICHOLSON Robert P. Doty, Anne E. Mudge, Michael H. Zischke DENTONS U.S. Matthew Adams DOWNEY BRAND Donald E. Sobelman EDGCOMB LAW GROUP John D. Edgcomb

MORRISON & FOERSTER Susan H. Mac Cormac

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL James A. Bruen, James H. Colopy, Sandra A. Edwards, Robert L. Hines, David J. Lazerwitz, Chris Locke

NIXON PEABODY Gregory P. O’Hara

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Peter S. Modlin

NOSSAMAN Martin A. Mattes

GLUCK DANIEL Gordon C. Atkinson

RIORDAN & HORGAN Dennis P. Riordan

PERKINS COIE Cecily Talbert Barclay

ROBERT W. TARUN Robert W. Tarun

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jennifer L. Hernandez, Tamsen Plume, Nicholas William Targ

SIDLEY AUSTIN Marie L. Fiala

ROSEN BIEN GALVAN & GRUNFELD Jeffrey L. Bornstein

WINSTON & STRAWN Lisa A. Cottle, Joseph M. Karp

SHARTSIS FRIESE Arthur J. Shartsis

Energy Regulatory Law

SHEARMAN & STERLING Patrick D. Robbins

DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Patrick J. Ferguson, Steven F. Greenwald, Vidhya Prabhakaran

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Raymond C. Marshall

GOODIN, MACBRIDE, SQUERI & DAY Jeanne B. Armstrong, Brian T. Cragg HOLLAND & KNIGHT Tara S. Kaushik

JONES DAY Thomas M. Donnelly MARTEN LAW Kevin T. Haroff MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Jon Welner MONCHAMP MELDRUM Amanda J. Monchamp MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Ella Foley Gannon

COVINGTON & BURLING W. Douglas Sprague

SWANSON & MCNAMARA Mary G. McNamara, Edward W. Swanson

DLA PIPER Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey

Derivatives and Futures Law

DUANE MORRIS George D. Niespolo

ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA William S. Freeman

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL William P. Keane, Douglas R. Young

COOLEY Michael G. Rhodes

FENWICK & WEST Susan S. Muck, Tyler G. Newby, Christopher J. Steskal

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

FOLEY & LARDNER Thomas F. Carlucci

BAKER MCKENZIE James P. Baker

CANNATA, O’TOOLE, FICKES & OLSON Karl Olson (F, M)

FRANK BURKE MEDIATION Francis J. Burke, Jr.

COOLEY Thomas Z. Reicher

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Cydney A. Tune (M)

SHUTE, MIHALY & WEINBERGER Ellison Folk, Fran M. Layton, Robert Perlmutter, Richard S. Taylor

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Winston Chan, Thad A. Davis, Charles J. Stevens

CREITZ & SEREBIN Joseph A. Creitz, Lisa S. Serebin

WINSTON & STRAWN Jennifer A. Golinveaux (F)

SSL LAW FIRM Christine R. Wade

DLA PIPER Mark H. Boxer

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS William D. Kissinger PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Norman F. Carlin, Michael S. Hindus SIDLEY AUSTIN Marie L. Fiala THE LAW OFFICE OF ANDREW C. BELL Andrew C. Bell

Entertainment Law

MORRISON & FOERSTER Robert L. Falk, Michael Jacob Steel MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON Patrick J. Cafferty, Jr. PAUL HASTINGS Deborah J. Schmall, Peter H. Weiner PERKINS COIE Cecily Talbert Barclay, Marc R. Bruner, Matthew S. Gray, Julie Jones, Stephen L. Kostka, Camarin E.B. Madigan, Barbara J. Schussman PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Norman F. Carlin, Margaret N. Rosegay

VENABLE William M. Sloan

CANNATA, O’TOOLE, FICKES & OLSON Karl Olson DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Thomas R. Burke

HOLLAND & KNIGHT William B. Piels

JASSY VICK CAROLAN Mary Duffy Carolan

VLP LAW GROUP Barry A. Graynor

Food and Beverage Law

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

HINMAN & CARMICHAEL John A. Hinman II

ARNOLD & PORTER Sean M. SeLegue

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Michael Brill Newman

COOPER, WHITE & COOPER Mark L. Tuft

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN James M. Seff

Family Law

Franchise Law

BERRA STROSS WALLACKER & MASS Richard C. Berra, Ellen Winick Stross, Gretchen M. Wallacker EMLEY LAW OFFICE Christopher F. Emley HANSON CRAWFORD CRUM Joseph P. Crawford, Jennifer Crum, Belinda Hanson

BARTKO ZANKEL BUNZEL & MILLER Charles G. Miller page 23 LAGARIAS, NAPELL & DILLON Peter C. Lagarias

Gaming Law

KAYE MOSER HIERBAUM FORD Barbara W. Moser

FORMAN & ASSOCIATES George Forman

LAW OFFICE OF GRADSTEIN & GORMAN Marc H. Gradstein

Health Care Law

LAW OFFICE OF KRISTI COTTON SPENCE Kristi Cotton Spence LAW OFFICE OF STACI C. SIMONTON Staci C. Simonton LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN MONTALVO Stephen J. Montalvo LAW OFFICES OF ANGELA STEEL Angela M. Steel

BUCHALTER Mitchell J. Olejko CROWELL & MORING William A. Helvestine DENTONS U.S. Daniel B. Higgins HANSON BRIDGETT Paul A. Gordon

LAW OFFICES OF JOHN P. MCCALL John P. McCall

HOOPER, LUNDY & BOOKMAN Ross E. Campbell, M. Steven Lipton, Harry Shulman, Paul T. Smith

LAW OFFICES OF SHARON F. MAH Sharon F. Mah

JONES DAY James R. Dutro

NORRIS FAMILY LAW Lana L. Norris

KESSENICK GAMMA & FREE Laurence W. Kessenick, Steven V. Schnier

SCHAPIRO THORN Suzie S. Thorn

ROPES & GRAY John O. Chesley

SIDEMAN & BANCROFT Diana E. Richmond SILVESTRI SILVESTRI & MIALOCQ Philip Silvestri SIMBORG KILLINGSWORTH Madeleine Simborg SUCHERMAN INSALACO Lowell H. Sucherman

Family Law Arbitration

Immigration Law BERRY APPLEMAN & LEIDEN David P. Berry, Frieda A. Garcia, Petra Tang, Carla Tarazi DUANE MORRIS Lisa Spiegel FALLON, BIXBY, CHENG & LEE Lucy F. Lee

LAW OFFICES OF ANGELA STEEL Angela M. Steel

JACKSON & HERTOGS Atessa Chehrazi, Ilana J. Drummond, Norman C. Plotkin

Family Law Mediation

LAW OFFICES OF FELLOM & SOLORIO Nancy Ann Fellom

BERRA STROSS WALLACKER & MASS Richard C. Berra

LAWLER & LAWLER Martin J. Lawler

LAW OFFICE OF KRISTI COTTON SPENCE LITWIN & SMITH Kristi Cotton Spence Edward R. Litwin LAW OFFICES OF ANGELA STEEL Angela M. Steel SIDEMAN & BANCROFT Diana E. Richmond SIMBORG KILLINGSWORTH Madeleine Simborg

FDA Law KELLER AND HECKMAN Leslie T. Krasny

MINAMI TAMAKI Suhi Koizumi, Minette A. Kwok, Olivia S. Lee PEARL LAW GROUP Julie Pearl SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Gregory A. Wald TAFAPOLSKY SMITH MEHLMAN Alan Tafapolsky, Ronald Y. Wada

First Amendment Law

VAN DER HOUT, BRIGAGLIANO & NIGHTINGALE Marc L. Van Der Hout

BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER Rachel E. Matteo-Boehm, Roger R. Myers

YOUNOSSI LAW Helena S. Younossi

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2020 RECOGNITIONS

FENWICK & WEST Andrew P. Bridges (C, IP*), Stephen D. Gillespie (P), David L. Hayes (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Laurence F. Pulgram (IP*), Michael J. Sacksteder (P*) FISH & RICHARDSON Esha Bandyopadhyay (P*), David M. Barkan (IP*, P*), Michael Headley (IP*), Howard G. Pollack (IP*)

FREITAS & WEINBERG Robert E. Freitas (IP*, P) page 25 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Frederick Brown (T)

The 22 attorneys at Bowles & Verna are proud to be acknowledged once again in Best Lawyers in Northern California®. As a boutique law firm of experienced and decorated trial lawyers, B&V is grounded in the philosophy that clients deserve cost-effective, result-oriented representation by innovative lawyers with exceptional judgment and compassion. The firm’s track record of exceeding client expectations for almost 35 years is testament to this principal. UNIQUE PRACTICE MIX. While most firms exclusively represent plaintiffs or defendants in litigation, B&V prides itself on both prosecuting and defending complex cases in courts throughout the country—from representing major corporations in business, employment, or real estate disputes to protecting the rights of individuals denied insurance benefits or victimized in catastrophic accidents. By understanding both sides, B&V enjoys a unique strategic perspective on how to achieve the best results for the client. EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS. With more than 200 jury trials, B&V attorneys have established a reputation as the “bet the company” go-to lawyers for complex disputes. The firm’s partners have been recognized and honored with membership in numerous prestigious, peer-reviewed, invitation-only trial lawyer organizations, including board certification as Civil Trial Advocates. 2121 N. California Blvd., Suite 875 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 phone 925.935.3300 fax 925.935.0371 PROFESSIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS

Information Technology Law ARNOLD & PORTER Denis T. Rice FENWICK & WEST David L. Hayes LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL MURPHY Michael T. Murphy MORRISON & FOERSTER J. Thomas McCarthy, William I. Schwartz

Insurance Law

HAYES SCOTT BONINO ELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE Mark G. Bonino HOLLAND & KNIGHT James A. Riddle JONES DAY Richard DeNatale KERN SEGAL & MURRAY Lawrence E. Kern

KORNBLUM, COCHRAN, ERICKSON & HARBISON Guy O. Kornblum page 27

WWW.BOWLESVERNA.COM REED SMITH David E. Weiss TROUTMAN SANDERS Jennifer Mathis WEINBERG HOFFMAN Ivan Weinberg WINSTON & STRAWN Scott P. DeVries

Intellectual Property Law

GLUCK DANIEL Gordon C. Atkinson (IP*) GOODWIN Neel Chatterjee (IP*, P*), Darryl M. Woo (IP*, P) GREENBERG TRAURIG Nicholas A. Brown (P*) HOGAN LOVELLS US Krista S. Schwartz (IP*) KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES Jonathan K. Waldrop (IP*)

KRONENBERGER ROSENFELD Jeffrey Rosenfeld (IP*) KWUN BHANSALI LAZARUS Asim Bhansali (IP*, P*), Michael S. Kwun (IP*, P*)

LAWLESS & LAWLESS Barbara A. Lawless (EI), Therese M. Lawless (EI) LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Kelly M. Dermody (EI, LE*), Daniel Hutchinson (EI)

TROUTMAN SANDERS Charanjit Brahma (IP*)

LITTLER MENDELSON R. Brian Dixon (LE*), Richard N. Hill (EM), Robert Hulteng (EM, LE*), Alan S. Levins (EM), Garry G. Mathiason (EM, LE*, LM), Lindbergh Porter (EM, LM), John M. Skonberg (EM, LM)

TURNER BOYD Karen Boyd (IP*, P)

LOUDERBACK LAW GROUP Charles M. Louderback (EI)

WAGSTAFFE, VON LOEWENFELDT, BUSCH & RADWICK James M. Wagstaffe (IP*)

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY David S. Durham (LM), Ron Holland II (EI, LM)

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Edward R. Reines (IP*, P, P*)

MCGUINN, HILLSMAN & PALEFSKY John A. McGuinn, Jr. (EI), Cliff M. Palefsky (EI)

TENSEGRITY LAW GROUP Matthew D. Powers (IP*, P, P*)

ARENT FOX Paul R. Lynd (EM)

COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Fred W. Alvarez (EM, LE*, LM) COSTIN LAW Anne C. Costin (EI) DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Judith Droz Keyes (EM, LE*)

MAYNARD COOPER & GALE Sasha G. Rao (IP*)

DENTONS U.S. Sandra R. McCandless (EI, EM)

CARLSON, CALLADINE & PETERSON Joyce C. Wang

MAYER BROWN Kara Baysinger

BRAUNHAGEY & BORDEN Andrew Levine (IP*)

CESARI WERNER AND MORIARTY Dennis F. Moriarty

MAYNARD COOPER & GALE Nicholas J. Boos

BUNSOW DE MORY Henry C. Bunsow (P*), Denise De Mory (P*), Aaron Hand (IP*)

O’MELVENY & MYERS Luann L. Simmons (IP*), Darin Snyder (IP*, P)

BURKE WILLIAMS & SORENSEN Patricia L. Peden (IP*)

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Annette L. Hurst (IP*, P*, T), Clement S. Roberts (IP*, P*)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

TAYLOR & PATCHEN Stephen E. Taylor (IP*)

LTL ATTORNEYS Enoch H. Liang (IP*)

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Amy B. Briggs

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TACTICAL LAW GROUP Pamela K. Fulmer (T)

CARTER, CARTER, FRIES AND GRUNSCHLAG Dov M. Grunschlag (EM, LM)

ARNOLD & PORTER Paul Alexander

PERKINS COIE Bobbie Wilson (P*) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Kirke M. Hasson (P), Christopher Kao (IP*) POLSINELLI Kory D. Christensen (T)

QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Kevin P.B. Johnson (IP*), Victoria F. Maroulis (IP*), Sean S. Pak (IP*), DURIE TANGRI Claude M. Stern (IP*, P*), Charles K. Daralyn J. Durie (IP*, P*), Joseph C. Gratz (IP*, P*), Ryan M. Kent (IP*, P*), Verhoeven (IP*, P, P*) Mark A. Lemley (IP*, P*), Joshua H. Lerner (IP*, P*), Sonal N. Mehta (IP*, REED SMITH John P. Bovich (IP*) P, P*), Ragesh K. Tangri (IP*, P, P*) DLA PIPER Gina Durham (IP*)

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL John L. Cooper (IP*, P*), Jeffrey M. Fisher (P*), Stephanie P. Skaff (IP*, P*), Roderick M. Thompson (IP*)

SONALI D. MAITRA Sonali D. Maitra (P*)

KING & SPALDING Thomas J. Friel, Jr. (P*)

MORRISON & FOERSTER Paul Goldstein (IP*), Arturo J. González (IP*), Michael A. Jacobs (IP*, P*), Jack W. Londen (IP*), J. Thomas McCarthy (IP*), Michael R. Ward (P)

COVINGTON & BURLING Robert D. Fram (IP*, P*), Simon J. Frankel (C, IP*), Michael K. Plimack (IP*)

KELLER GROVER Eric A. Grover (EI)

ANDRUS ANDERSON Jennie Lee Anderson (EI)

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Brent A. Hawkins (IP*, P, P*, T)

COOLEY Michael G. Rhodes (IP*)

SIDLEY AUSTIN Michael J. Bettinger (IP*, P, T), Vernon M. Winters (IP*, P, P*)

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Gregory S. Gilchrist (IP*, T), Paul C. Haughey (P), A. James Isbester (IP*), Anthony J. Malutta (T), Steven D. Moore (IP*, P*)

ALTO LITIGATION Daniel Sakaguchi (C)

COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Karen S. Frank (C, IP*)

KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Peter R. Boutin (EI)

Labor and MILLER LAW GROUP Michele Miller (LM), Walter M. Employment Law KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS Stella (EM) Christa Martine Anderson (IP*), Jeffrey R. Chanin (IP*, P, P*), Brian L. Ferrall ALLEN MATKINS LECK GAMBLE MALLORY & NATSIS MINNIS & SMALLETS (IP*, P*), Stuart Gasner (IP*, P*), Baldwin J. Lee (EM) Aaron P. Minnis (EI) Matthias A. Kamber (IP*, P*), John W. Keker (IP*), Leo L. Lam (IP*), Eugene ALTSHULER BERZON MORRISON & FOERSTER M. Paige (IP*, P*), Daniel Purcell Eric Akira Tate (LE*) (IP*), David J. Silbert (IP*, P*), Steven Stephen P. Berzon (LE*), Eve H. Cervantez (LE*), Jeffrey B. Demain (EI, K. Taylor (IP*), Robert A. Van Nest LE*), James M. Finberg (LE*), Michael MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON (IP*, P, P*), Matthew M. Werdegar Rubin (EI, LE*) (IP*, P*) Malcolm A. Heinicke (EI, EM, LE*)

ARNOLD & PORTER Michael A. Berta (IP*), Martin R. Glick (IP*, P)

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DECHERT Mark D. Perlow

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SKIKOS, CRAWFORD, SKIKOS & JOSEPH THE LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EAGLE Steven J. Skikos (P) WEATHERS Thomas Weathers THE BRANDI LAW FIRM Thomas J. Brandi (P) VENABLE Jessica L. Grant (D)

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DOLAN LAW FIRM Quinton B. Cutlip (P), Christopher B. Dolan (P) page 4-5

KORNBLUM, COCHRAN, ERICKSON & HARBISON Guy O. Kornblum (P) page 27 LAW OFFICES OF ARA JABAGCHOURIAN Ara Jabagchourian (P) LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Donald C. Arbitblit (P), Elizabeth J. Cabraser (P), Robert J. Nelson (P), Fabrice N. Vincent (P) MADDEN & LYNCH Robert T. Lynch (D)

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MORRISON & FOERSTER James J. Brosnahan (D)

SHARTSIS FRIESE Charles G. Stephenson

EMISON COOPER & COOPER Theo J. Emison (P), John E. Hullverson (P)

NEALEY LAW Scott P. Nealey (P)

SILK NONPROFIT LAW Thomas Silk, Jr.

FARBSTEIN & BLACKMAN Michael A. Farbstein (D)

RAINS LUCIA STERN ST. PHALLE & SILVER Eustace de Saint Phalle (P)

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ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN BENTLEY Kathleen Strickland (D)

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GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Frederick Brown (D) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Fletcher C. Alford (D), J. Dominic Campodonico (D), Charles S. Custer (D), Stuart M. Gordon (D), Jack B. McCowan II (D), Brian J. Mooney (D) GOUGH & HANCOCK Gregory C. Read (D) HERSH & HERSH Nancy Hersh (P)

THE BRANDI LAW FIRM Thomas J. Brandi (P), Daniel Dell’Osso (P), Brian J. Malloy (P)

KING & SPALDING Donald F. Zimmer, Jr. (D)

THE VEEN FIRM Anthony L. Label (P), Elinor Leary (P), William L. Veen (P), David L. Winnett (P)

LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Elizabeth J. Cabraser (P), Robert J. Nelson (P), Michael W. Sobol (P)

WALKER, HAMILTON, KOENIG & BURBIDGE Martin Blake (P)

MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Daniel J. Herling (D)

NIXON PEABODY WALKUP, MELODIA, KELLY & Brian C. Dalrymple (D) SCHOENBERGER Khaldoun A. Baghdadi (P), RILEY SAFER HOLMES & CANCILA Matthew D. Davis (P), Conor M. Jeffrey R. Williams (D) Kelly (P), Michael A. Kelly (P), ROUDA FEDER TIETJEN & Spencer J. Pahlke (P), Sara M. MCGUINN Peters (P), Douglas S. Saeltzer (P), Richard H. Schoenberger (P) John M. Feder (P), Cynthia B. McGuinn (P), Ronald H. Rouda page 28 (P), Timothy G. Tietjen (P) page 9 Privacy and Data

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LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Nimish R. Desai, Lexi J. Hazam

SSL LAW FIRM Leslie M. Browne, Michael J. Burke, Pamela A. Lakey

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ARNOLD & PORTER Benjamin Berk

COVINGTON & BURLING David B. Bayless (S*), W. Douglas Sprague (S*)

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BURKE WILLIAMS & SORENSEN Anna C. Shimko COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Jonathan R. Bass, Pamela S. Duffy, Alan C. Gennis, Danna M. Kozerski, Barbara A. Milanovich, Harry C. O’Brien, Douglas C. Sands, Robert S. Stein, Tay C. Via COOLEY Anna B. Pope COX, CASTLE & NICHOLSON Scott D. Brooks, Gregory B. Caligari, Kevin J. Crabtree, Ofer Elitzur, R. Clark Morrison, Anne E. Mudge, Stephen C. Ryan, Arthur O. Spaulding, Jr., Mathew A. Wyman, Michael H. Zischke DLA PIPER Lynn Cadwalader, Vivek K. Chavan, Stephen A. Cowan FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL Carly O. Alameda, Anthony D. Ratner, Richard M. Shapiro, Gregory B. Shean GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Mary G. Murphy

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PAUL HASTINGS Stephen I. Berkman

BOGAARDS LAW Debra F. Bogaards (P)

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PERKINS COIE Cecily Talbert Barclay, Allan E. Low

CHOULOS CHOULOS & WYLE George V. Choulos (P)

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KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN Peter R. Boutin (S)

BLEDSOE, DIESTEL, TREPPA & CRANE Richard S. Diestel (D)

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL Sandra A. Edwards (D)

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HOGAN LOVELLS US Douglas M. Schwab (S*)

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FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL Sarah A. Good (S*), Douglas R. Young (S*)

LUBIN OLSON & NIEWIADOMSKI Mark D. Lubin, Paul J. Niewiadomski

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DOLAN LAW FIRM Christopher B. Dolan (P) page 4-5

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GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Brooks Stough (S), Jeffrey Vetter (S)

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Qui Tam Law CONSTANTINE CANNON Harry P. Litman

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

REED SMITH William S. Veatch

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JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL Martin H. Orlick

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Thomas B. Glascock, David C. Spielberg, Mark P. Weitzel

MCGUIREWOODS Peter S. Szurley

ARNOLD & PORTER Richard W. Canady (S), Kenneth G. Hausman (R, S*), Denis T. Rice (S), Gilbert R. Serota (S*)

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Alicia J. Donahue (D), Michael F. Healy (D), Tammy B. Webb (D), Wayne A. Wolff (D)

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HOLLAND & KNIGHT David L. Preiss

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HOLLAND & KNIGHT William B. Piels, Audrey L. Sung

ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA William S. Freeman (S*)

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THE BRANDI LAW FIRM Thomas J. Brandi (P), Daniel Dell’Osso (P)

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BAKER BOTTS Patricia M. Stanton

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER William M. Hake (D)

DAVID B. BAUM David B. Baum (P)

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LUKENS LAW GROUP William M. Lukens MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Jill S. Dodd, Alvin T. Levitt

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ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Grady M. Bolding, George G. Wolf

LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN Elizabeth J. Cabraser (S*), Richard M. Heimann (S*)

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN William E. Bonano, Julie A. Divola, Jeffrey M. Vesely

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Charlene S. Shimada (S, S*) MORRISON & FOERSTER James J. Brosnahan (S*), Jordan D. Eth (S*) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Lawrence B. Low (S), Michael J. Sullivan (S)

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TURNER BOYD Karen Boyd

Transportation Law WILLIAMS & GUMBINER Gordon D. McAuley

Trusts and Estates ADLER & COLVIN Erik D. Dryburgh ADR SERVICES Bette B. Epstein

FRIEDMAN MCCUBBIN LAW GROUP Brandi P. Chavin, Donald J. McCubbin, George F. Montgomery II, Michael A. Roosevelt, Philip F. Spalding, Thomas B. Worth HANSON BRIDGETT Theodore A. Hellman, William J. Hoehler HOLLAND & KNIGHT Stacie Polashuk Nelson JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL Bridget McInerney Harris KAYE MOSER HIERBAUM FORD Susan Kaye LAW OFFICES OF CHARLOTTE ITO Charlotte K. Ito

WOOD Robert W. Wood

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY M. Read Moore

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ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Raymond G. Ellis

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Nathaniel M. Cartmell III (S), Blair W. White (S)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

GOODWIN Neel Chatterjee

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Jill S. Dodd

FENWICK & WEST Andrew P. Bridges

WOODSIDE COUNSEL Gregory C. Smith (S)

FISH & RICHARDSON Esha Bandyopadhyay, David M. Barkan

WELLER PARTNERS Lou Weller

COOLEY John W. Crittenden

SIDLEY AUSTIN Sara B. Brody (S*), W. Hardy Callcott (R), Mark D. Whatley (S)

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SIDEMAN & BANCROFT LOEB & LOEB Steven M. Katz, C. Jean Ryan, Jay Weill Audrey Scott, Myron G. Sugarman

PEARSON, SIMON & WARSHAW Bruce L. Simon (S)

ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD Dennis J. Herman (S*)

DURIE TANGRI Mark A. Lemley, Ragesh K. Tangri

BAKER BOTTS GREENE RADOVSKY MALONEY SHARE Jon D. Feldhammer & HENNIGH Richard L. Greene, Joseph S. Radovsky BANCROFT & MCALISTER Genevieve M. Moore JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER & MITCHELL L. Randolph Harris COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS Philip B. Feldman, James P. Mitchell LAW OFFICES OF DAVID B. PORTER David B. Porter, Jr. EVANS, LATHAM & CAMPISI Dominic J. Campisi, Charles P. Wolff LAW OFFICES OF STUART LIPTON Stuart S. Lipton FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL George T. Argyris, R. Frederick LOEB & LOEB Caspersen, Lara N. Gilman, Anthony Myron G. Sugarman P. Vecino

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LUBIN OLSON & NIEWIADOMSKI Ellen A. Cirangle (S*)

ARENT FOX Dana J. Finberg

GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Thomas F. Villeneuve

PERKINS COIE Paula Leibovitz Goodwin, Susan von Herrmann ROBB & ROSS Sterling L. Ross, Jr.

TENSEGRITY LAW GROUP Matthew D. Powers

SHARTSIS FRIESE Debra L. Kasper, Richard S. Kinyon, Patrick R. McCabe, April Hopkins Rox, Charles G. Stephenson

VENABLE James E. Nelson

SIDEMAN & BANCROFT Ellen I. Kahn, Hilary C. Pierce

Timber Law

SKOOTSKY & DER Robert R. Cross, Seth M. Skootsky

BAKER BOTTS Chris J. Carr

WEINTRAUB TOBIN CHEDIAK COLEMAN GRODIN Gary D. Rothstein

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WITHERSWORLDWIDE Diana M. Hastings

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI J. Randall Lewis

FENTON & KELLER Charles R. Keller

Utilities Law

Water Law

DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Vidhya Prabhakaran

ALTSHULER BERZON Hamilton Candee

GREENBERG TRAURIG William J. Goines

GOODIN, MACBRIDE, SQUERI & DAY Jeanne B. Armstrong, Brian T. Cragg

BRISCOE IVESTER & BAZEL John Briscoe

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Tara S. Kaushik

DUANE MORRIS Thomas M. Berliner

NOSSAMAN Lori Ann Dolqueist

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Robert J. Uram

Venture Capital Law COOLEY Kenneth L. Guernsey GOODWIN Anthony J. McCusker, Craig Schmitz GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN Scott C. Dettmer, Steven R. Franklin, Robert V. Gunderson, Jr., Daniel E. O’Connor, Brooks Stough, Thomas F. Villeneuve

Workers’ Compensation Law LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH C. WAXMAN Joseph C. Waxman (C) LAW OFFICES OF LINDA JOANNE BROWN Linda Joanne Brown (C)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bet-the-Company Litigation

FENTON & KELLER Charles R. Keller (A, M)

COOLEY John C. Dwyer, Stephen C. Neal

LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES F. HAWKINS Charles F. Hawkins (M)

MCMANIS FAULKNER James McManis

Antitrust Law

MESSNER REEVES Jesse F. Ruiz

FEINBERG DAY ALBERTI & THOMPSON Ian N. Feinberg FENWICK & WEST Mark S. Ostrau JONES DAY Margaret A. Ward MAYER BROWN Christopher J. Kelly

Appellate Practice LAW OFFICES OF JOEL FRANKLIN Joel F. Franklin STANFORD LAW SCHOOL Jeffrey L. Fisher

SIDLEY AUSTIN Norman J. Blears SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Allen J. Ruby WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Boris Feldman

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice COOLEY Laura A. Berezin, Robert L. Jones, Barclay J. Kamb, Barbara A. Kosacz, Marya A. Postner DLA PIPER Bruce W. Jenett

GLEN Y. SATO WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK Glen Y. Sato Ellyn E. Nesbit JONES DAY Janet M McNicholas PhD WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Michael W. McConnell LATHAM & WATKINS Judith A. Hasko, Alan C. Mendelson

Banking and Finance Law COOLEY John B. Hale (B)

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY William Gaede, David A. Lipkin

DANIEL G. LAMB, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW Daniel G. Lamb, Jr. (B*)

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Alan B. Kalin

DLA PIPER Craig M. Tighe (B) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON William R. Wyatt (B) SIDLEY AUSTIN Pamela J. Martinson (B)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law DORSEY & WHITNEY Robert A. Franklin, Jessica G. McKinlay, Stephen T. O’Neill GREENFIELD DRAA & HARRINGTON Bernard S. Greenfield

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Jon Michaelson MATTEONI, O’LAUGHLIN & HECHTMAN Bradley M. Matteoni MAYER BROWN Donald M. Falk MCMANIS FAULKNER William Faulkner, James McManis MESSNER REEVES Jesse F. Ruiz MORRISON & FOERSTER Darryl P. Rains SIDLEY AUSTIN Norman J. Blears SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Jack P. DiCanio, Amy S. Park, Allen J. Ruby

San Jose

COOLEY John C. Dwyer

HOPKINS & CARLEY Stephen J. Kottmeier

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Kenneth A. Clark

Civil Rights Law ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN BENTLEY Dennis J. Ward

Commercial Litigation BERGESON Daniel J. Bergeson COOLEY John C. Dwyer, Stephen C. Neal COVINGTON & BURLING Emily Johnson Henn DANIEL G. LAMB, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW Daniel G. Lamb, Jr.

WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK Alexander F. Stuart WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Boris Feldman, Steven M. Schatz, David S. Steuer

Communications Law BAKER BOTTS Bryant C. Boren, Jr. LAW OFFICES OF EARL NICHOLAS SELBY Earl Nicholas Selby

Community Association Law

SIDLEY AUSTIN Robert R. Carlson

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Benjamin Wagner

Construction Law

COOLEY Craig E. Dauchy, Matthew B. Hemington, Eric C. Jensen, Robert L. Jones, Barbara A. Kosacz, Timothy J. Moore, David J. Segre, Mark P. Tanoury, Mark B. Weeks

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Leif King, Gregg A. Noel

GUYTON N. JINKERSON Guyton N. Jinkerson

HOPKINS & CARLEY Richard O. McDonald

DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL Alan F. Denenberg, Sarah K. Solum

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

DLA PIPER Peter M. Astiz, J. Howard Clowes

WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR Peter S. Buckland

HANNA & VAN ATTA John Paul Hanna, David M. Van Atta

ARNOLD & PORTER Diane Holt Frankle (C, G) BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin (G) COOLEY Eric C. Jensen (G), Nancy H. Wojtas (G)

FENWICK & WEST Gordon K. Davidson, Cynthia Clarfield Hess, Mark C. Stevens FERRARI OTTOBONI CAPUTO & WUNDERLING Lisa Intrieri Caputo

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Robert G. Day, John A. Fore, Martin W. Korman, Katharine A. Martin, Lawrence W. Sonsini

Criminal Defense: General Practice

LAW OFFICE OF ALAN M. LAGOD Alan M. Lagod LAW OFFICES OF PAUL B. MELTZER Paul B. Meltzer MCMANIS FAULKNER James McManis NOLAN BARTON & OLMOS Daniel L. Barton, Thomas J. Nolan

BERLINER COHEN Frank R. Ubhaus

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Jack P. DiCanio, Allen J. Ruby

CAHNERS & SAMUELS John D. Cahners

THE WORTHINGTON LAW CENTRE Thomas S. Worthington

GUYTON N. JINKERSON Guyton N. Jinkerson

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

LAW OFFICE OF ALAN M. LAGOD Alan M. Lagod

MATTEONI, O’LAUGHLIN & HECHTMAN Barton G. Hechtman, Bradley M. Matteoni, Norman E. Matteoni

COVINGTON & BURLING Thomas C. DeFilipps (G)

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Joseph M. Barbeau, Christopher D. Dillon, Lisa A. Fontenot

DLA PIPER Richard Scudellari (G)

HOGAN LOVELLS US Richard E. Climan

LATHAM & WATKINS John T. Sheridan (C, G)

JONES DAY Timothy R. Curry

MORRISON & FOERSTER Erik J. Olson (C)

KING & SPALDING Jack D. Capers Jr.

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Joseph M. Yaffe (G)

LATHAM & WATKINS Alan C. Mendelson, Patrick A. Pohlen, Mark V. Roeder, John T. Sheridan

LAW OFFICES OF PAUL B. MELTZER Paul B. Meltzer

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Lawrence W. Sonsini (G)

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY David A. Lipkin, Mark J. Mihanovic

NOLAN BARTON & OLMOS Daniel L. Barton, Thomas J. Nolan

Corporate Law

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Steven C. Browne, Thomas W. Kellerman

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Allen J. Ruby

MORRISON & FOERSTER Paul L. Lion III

THE WORTHINGTON LAW CENTRE Thomas S. Worthington

PERKINS COIE Ralph L. Arnheim, Arman Pahlavan, Edward J. Wes, Jr.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

RICHARD A. GRIMM Richard A. Grimm

BERLINER COHEN Frank R. Ubhaus

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI John E. Aguirre

ARNOLD & PORTER Diane Holt Frankle BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin BERGESON Daniel J. Bergeson

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Jorge A. del Calvo, Allison M. Leopold Tilley

LAW OFFICE OF SAM J. POLVERINO Sam J. Polverino

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law FENWICK & WEST Scott P. Spector GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Stephen W. Fackler HOGAN LOVELLS US Michael T. Frank MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Zaitun Poonja

COOLEY Stephen C. Neal

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2020 RECOGNITIONS

Entertainment Law SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON James M. Chadwick (F, M)

Environmental Law PERKINS COIE Christopher P. Berka PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Wayne M. Whitlock

Equipment Finance Law SIDLEY AUSTIN Pamela J. Martinson

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law JOHN STEELE, ATTORNEY AT LAW John Steele

Family Law ALLAN & MARTELLE Eva M. Martelle FLICKER, KERIN, KRUGER & BISSADA Michèle M. Bissada GRANBERG LAW OFFICE Ronald S. Granberg LAKIN SPEARS Jessica F. Arner, Jennifer F. Wald LAW OFFICE OF NEVILLE K. SPADAFORE Neville K. Spadafore LAW OFFICES OF CLIFFORD ROSS CHERNICK Clifford Ross Chernick LAW OFFICES OF SHERRY PETERSON Sherry J. Peterson MADDEN, REDDING & FISCHER Robert C. Redding MORGAN TIDALGO SUKHODREV & AZZOLINO Donelle C. Morgan STALEY JOBSON John F. Staley THE LAW OFFICE OF ANE MURPHY Ane R. Murphy THE LAW OFFICE OF NANETTE S. STRINGER Nanette S. Stringer

Family Law Mediation GRANBERG LAW OFFICE Ronald S. Granberg

Information Technology Law

JONES DAY Greg Lanier (IP*, P*)

MORRISON & FOERSTER Tom E. Wilson (EM, LE*)

BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Susan M. Spaeth (IP*)

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Lynne C. Hermle (EM, LM)

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY LAW GROUP Stephen N. Hollman

KING & SPALDING James P. Brogan (C, IP*, P, P*)

SIDLEY AUSTIN Wendy M. Lazerson (LE*)

COOLEY Michael D. Stern

KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL Paul J. Andre (P*)

Land Use & Zoning Law

COVINGTON & BURLING Suzanne Y. Bell, Thomas C. DeFilipps

LATHAM & WATKINS Douglas E. Lumish (IP*, P*), Ron E. Shulman (IP*, P*)

DATAMINDING Françoise Gilbert DLA PIPER Mark F. Radcliffe FEINBERG DAY ALBERTI & THOMPSON Ian N. Feinberg FENWICK & WEST Stuart P. Meyer GREENBERG TRAURIG Ian C. Ballon LATHAM & WATKINS Anthony R. Klein O’MELVENY & MYERS Heather J. Meeker, Scott W. Pink

MCMANIS FAULKNER James McManis SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON James M. Chadwick

Government Contracts RUTAN & TUCKER Ash Pirayou

Immigration Law FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN & LOEWY Cynthia Juarez Lange LAW OFFICES OF MARCINE A. SEID Marcine A. Seid

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY William Gaede (IP*, P, P*) MCMANIS FAULKNER William Faulkner (IP*), James McManis (IP*) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Michael Lyons (IP*) O’MELVENY & MYERS Heather J. Meeker (C, IP*, P*)

PARADIGM COUNSEL Maureen S. Dorney SIDLEY AUSTIN Hank Barry, Glenn G. Nash

PATENT LAW WORKS Greg Sueoka (P)

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Nader A. Mousavi

PAUL HASTINGS David M. Beckwith (IP*)

SUSAN H. NYCUM Susan H. Nycum

PERKINS COIE Viola T. Kung (P), James G. Snell (T), James F. Valentine (IP*, P*)

Insurance Law

POLSINELLI Fabio E. Marino (IP*)

ADLESON, HESS & KELLY Pamela A. Bower, Randy M. Hess

ROBINS KAPLAN Steven C. Carlson (IP*)

WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK Bradley A. Bening, Ronald J. Cook, ROPES & GRAY Alexander F. Stuart, Randall E. James R. Batchelder (P*), Mark D. Willoughby Rowland (P), Andrew N. Thomases (P*)

Intellectual Property Law ALSTON & BIRD Joe Liebeschuetz (P) BAKER BOTTS Bryant C. Boren, Jr. (IP*, P*), G. Hopkins Guy III (IP*, P*) BERGESON Daniel J. Bergeson (IP*) CHRIS SCOTT GRAHAM Christopher Scott Graham (C, IP*)

DANIEL G. LAMB, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW Daniel G. Lamb, Jr. (IP*) DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL Ashok Ramani (IP*, P*) DLA PIPER Mark F. Radcliffe (C, P) FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS David J.F. Gross (P*), Calvin L. Litsey (C, IP*, P*) FEINBERG DAY ALBERTI & THOMPSON Ian N. Feinberg (IP*) FENWICK & WEST Sally M. Abel (T), Michael W. Farn (P), Lynn H. Pasahow (P*), Rajiv P. Patel (P)

LAW OFFICES OF SCHWERIN & SUMCAD FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER Millie-Anne Sumcad Erik R. Puknys (IP*, P*) HAYNES AND BOONE Gary J. Edwards (IP*), Philip W. Woo (P)

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MAYER BROWN Christopher J. Kelly (C, IP*, P, P*, T)

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Jared Bobrow (P, P*), Chris R. Ottenweller (P*)

LAW OFFICE OF NEVILLE K. SPADAFORE Neville K. Spadafore COOLEY Bill Galliani (IP*, P), Heidi Keefe (IP*) LAW OFFICES OF CLIFFORD ROSS CHERNICK COVINGTON & BURLING Clifford Ross Chernick Robert T. Haslam (IP*, P*), Stanley Young (IP*, P*)

First Amendment Law

LAW OFFICES OF CLARK STONE Clark S. Stone (IP*)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Edward V. Anderson (IP*), James M. Chadwick (IP*) SIDLEY AUSTIN Peter H. Kang (IP*) WHITE & CASE Bijal V. Vakil (IP*) WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR Mark D. Flanagan (IP*, P*), Mark D. Selwyn (IP*) WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Kenneth A. Clark (IP*, P), James M. Heslin (P), David S. Steuer (IP*) WINSTON & STRAWN Katherine Kelly Vidal (Lutton) (P*) ZUBER LAWLER & DEL DUCA Joshua M. Masur (IP*, P*)

Labor and Employment Law BERGESON Daniel J. Bergeson (LE*) COOLEY Frederick D. Baron (EI, EM, LE*), Gregory C. Tenhoff (LM) CURLEY, HURTGEN & JOHNSRUD Katherine C. Huibonhoa (EM) DAVID F. GOMEZ David F. Gomez (EI, EM, LE*) DENTONS U.S. Cynthia L. Jackson (EM) LITTLER MENDELSON Dennis Mont Brown (EM) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Melinda S. Riechert (EM, LE*, LM)

BERLINER COHEN Andrew L. Faber HANNA & VAN ATTA John Paul Hanna, David M. Van Atta HOPKINS & CARLEY Joan R. Gallo, Dori Yob Kilmer

HOGAN LOVELLS US Richard E. Climan, Keith A. Flaum, Jane Ross

Real Estate Law

KING & SPALDING Jack D. Capers Jr.

BERLINER COHEN Andrew L. Faber, Samuel L. Farb, Steven L. Hallgrimson, Peggy L. Springgay

LATHAM & WATKINS Luke J. Bergstrom, Alan C. Mendelson, John T. Sheridan

DLA PIPER James E. Anderson, Patrick J. McGaraghan

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Steven C. Browne, Thomas W. Kellerman

GREENBERG TRAURIG Randall C. Single

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Donald M. Keller, Jr. PERKINS COIE Edward J. Wes, Jr.

HANNA & VAN ATTA John Paul Hanna, David M. Van Atta HOGE, FENTON, JONES & APPEL Daniel W. Ballesteros

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Jorge A. del Calvo

HOPKINS & CARLEY Joan R. Gallo, Dori Yob Kilmer, Garth E. Pickett, Chuck Reed, Jay M. Ross

SIDLEY AUSTIN Hank Barry

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Michael Polentz

SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT Richard Capelouto

MATTEONI, O’LAUGHLIN & HECHTMAN Bradley M. Matteoni

COOLEY Craig E. Dauchy, David J. Segre, Mark P. Tanoury

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Kenton J. King, Leif King, Gregg A. Noel, Michael S. Ringler

MAYER BROWN Leonard X. Rosenberg

DLA PIPER J. Howard Clowes, James M. Koshland

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Sarah P. Payne, John L. Savva

FENWICK & WEST Gordon K. Davidson, Mark C. Stevens KING & SPALDING Jack D. Capers Jr.

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Mark A. Bertelsen, Boris Feldman, Martin W. Korman, Jeffrey D. Saper, Steven M. Schatz, Lawrence W. Sonsini

LATHAM & WATKINS Alan C. Mendelson

Municipal Law

LMA LAW Frank H. Maiorana MATTEONI, O’LAUGHLIN & HECHTMAN Barton G. Hechtman, Bradley M. Matteoni

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Donald M. Keller, Jr. PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Jorge A. del Calvo WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Steven E. Bochner, Kenneth A. Clark, Robert P. Latta, Mario M. Rosati, Lawrence W. Sonsini

HOPKINS & CARLEY Joan R. Gallo MCMANIS FAULKNER James McManis

Mutual Funds Law SIDLEY AUSTIN Robert R. Carlson

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Personal Injury Litigation

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Boris Feldman

NEEDHAM KEPNER & FISH Craig Needham (P)

Medical Malpractice Law

THE BOCCARDO LAW FIRM John C. Stein (P)

CORSIGLIA MCMAHON & ALLARD Bradley M. Corsiglia (P) HINSHAW, MARSH, STILL & HINSHAW Thomas E. Still (D) SHEUERMAN, MARTINI,TABARI, ZENERE & GARVIN Cyrus A. Tabari (D)

ALEXANDER LAW GROUP Richard Alexander (P)

THE LICCARDO LAW FIRM Salvador A. Liccardo (P)

MCMANIS FAULKNER William Faulkner MORRISON & FOERSTER Philip J. Levine WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Bradford C. O’Brien

Securities / Capital Markets Law BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin (S) BERGESON Daniel J. Bergeson (S*) COOLEY Laura A. Berezin (R, S), John C. Dwyer (S*), Matthew B. Hemington (S), Eric C. Jensen (S), Timothy J. Moore (S), David J. Segre (S), Mark P. Tanoury (S) DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL Bruce K. Dallas (S), Alan F. Denenberg (S) FENWICK & WEST Gordon K. Davidson (R, S), Horace Nash (S), Laird H. Simons III (S) LATHAM & WATKINS Alan C. Mendelson (R, S), Patrick A. Pohlen (S) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Steven C. Browne (S)

WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK MORRISON & FOERSTER Randall E. Willoughby (D) Darryl P. Rains (S*)

Privacy and Data Security Law

PERKINS COIE Edward J. Wes, Jr. (S)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

DATAMINDING Françoise Gilbert

ARNOLD & PORTER Diane Holt Frankle

PERKINS COIE James G. Snell

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Jorge A. del Calvo (S), David M. Lisi (S*)

BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Nader A. Mousavi

COOLEY John C. Dwyer, David J. Segre, Steven J. Tonsfeldt

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

COVINGTON & BURLING Thomas C. DeFilipps

COOLEY John A. Dado, Craig E. Dauchy, Mark P. Tanoury

DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL Alan F. Denenberg, William M. Kelly

ROPES & GRAY Raj Marphatia

DLA PIPER Peter M. Astiz

SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT Michael J. Nooney

FENWICK & WEST Douglas N. Cogen, Cynthia Clarfield Hess, Laird H. Simons III

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL John L. Savva

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Joseph M. Barbeau, Christopher D. Dillon, Lisa A. Fontenot

Product Liability Litigation BOWMAN AND BROOKE Vincent Galvin, Jr. (D)

SIDLEY AUSTIN Robert R. Carlson (S) SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT Kevin P. Kennedy (S) SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Thomas J. Ivey (S), Kenton J. King (S), Gregg A. Noel (R, S), Amy S. Park (S*) WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI David J. Berger (S*), Mark A. Bertelsen (S), Steven E. Bochner (R, S), Boris Feldman (S*), John A. Fore (S), Nina F. Locker (S*), Katharine A. Martin (S), Jeffrey D. Saper (S), Steven M. Schatz (S*), Lawrence W. Sonsini (R, S), David S. Steuer (S*)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law SIDLEY AUSTIN Pamela J. Martinson

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Tax Law BAKER MCKENZIE John M. Peterson, Jr., Gary D. Sprague

FERRARI OTTOBONI CAPUTO & WUNDERLING Clarence J. Ferrari, Jr.

Criminal Defense: General Practice

ANDRIAN & GALLENSON HOPKINS & CARLEY Chris P. Andrian Darin Donovan, John Golden, Peter COOLEY Robert H. Miller, Mark Windfeld-Hansen LaBoskey, Ellen McKissock, James V. HARRINGTON & INGRAM Quillinan V Richard J. Ingram FENWICK & WEST LAW OFFICE OF ALAN PINNER James P. Fuller, Walter T. Raineri LAW OFFICES OF L. STEPHEN TURER Alan J. Pinner L. Stephen Turer FERRARI OTTOBONI CAPUTO & LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL G. DESMARAIS MARCUS S. TOPEL LAW OFFICE WUNDERLING Michael G. Desmarais Clarence J. Ferrari, Jr. Marcus S. Topel LAW OFFICE OF ALAN PINNER Alan J. Pinner

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Laurelle M. Gutierrez, Julie Miraglia Kwon

MAYER BROWN Larry R. Langdon, Remmelt Reigersman MCMANIS FAULKNER William Faulkner MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Roy E. Crawford III Kim T. Schoknecht MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS RAMSBACHER PROKEY LEONARD Rod Donnelly John W. Prokey, John F. Ramsbacher MORRISON & FOERSTER RIMON Paul L. Lion III Scott D. Ross PAUL HASTINGS TEMMERMAN, CILLEY & KOHLMANN Thomas S. Wisialowski James P. Cilley, Patrick A. Kohlmann, Robert E. Temmerman, Jr. PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LEGAL John G, Ryan RAMSBACHER PROKEY LEONARD John F. Ramsbacher TEMMERMAN, CILLEY & KOHLMANN Patrick A. Kohlmann, Robert E. Temmerman, Jr.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar ANDRIAN & GALLENSON Chris P. Andrian LAW OFFICES OF L. STEPHEN TURER L. Stephen Turer MARCUS S. TOPEL LAW OFFICE Marcus S. Topel

DUI/DWI Defense HARRINGTON & INGRAM Richard J. Ingram

BLEVANS & BLEVANS Brandon R. Blevans, Robert E. Blevans COOLEY Craig E. Dauchy, Matthew B. Hemington, CONNER, LAWRENCE, RODNEY, OLHISER Eric C. Jensen, Timothy J. Moore, Mark & BARRETT P. Tanoury, Mark B. Weeks Catherine A. Conner, Amy Rodney GREGORY F. JILKA Gregory F. Jilka

BAKER BOTTS John W. Martin

DLA PIPER J. Howard Clowes, James M. Koshland

LAW OFFICE OF MARGARET L. ANDERSON Margaret L. Anderson

COOLEY Bill Galliani

FENWICK & WEST Gordon K. Davidson

LEWIS FAMILY LAW Roger J. Lewis

DICKINSON WRIGHT Craig Y. Allison

LATHAM & WATKINS Alan C. Mendelson

FENWICK & WEST Gordon K. Davidson, Stuart P. Meyer

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Steven C. Browne

PERRY, JOHNSON, ANDERSON, MILLER & MOSKOWITZ Lawrence A. Moskowitz

GREENBERG TRAURIG Ian C. Ballon

O’MELVENY & MYERS Warren T. Lazarow

WILLIAM B. DOTY William B. Doty

KING & SPALDING James P. Brogan

ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Donald M. Keller, Jr., Mitchell S. Zuklie

Food and Beverage Law

LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM S. COATS William S. Coats III

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Jorge A. del Calvo

DICKENSON, PEATMAN & FOGARTY Richard P. Mendelson

PERKINS COIE James G. Snell, Edward J. Wes, Jr.

WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Steven E. Bochner, Robert P. Latta, J. Casey McGlynn, Lawrence W. Sonsini

Intellectual Property Law

SIDLEY AUSTIN Hank Barry, Glenn G. Nash

Trusts and Estates BERLINER COHEN Jonathan D. Wolf

Workers’ Compensation Law BORAH & SHAFFER Brett A. Borah (C)

ANDERSON ZEIGLER Kirt F. Zeigler

Trusts and Estates ANDERSON ZEIGLER Margaret M. Elliott, Kirt F. Zeigler FRIEDEMANN GOLDBERG Steven M. Goldberg, Ronald P. Wargo II RICHARD BURGER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Richard A. Burger SPAULDING MCCULLOUGH & TANSIL LLP Albert G. Handelman

GUY O. KORNBLUM, a partner in Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, heads its San Francisco office. He specializes in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death and all aspects of insurance claims including “bad faith” claims. Mr. Kornblum is certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys. He is a Life Member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum; is a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Honorary; is a “Top 100” Trial Lawyer; and is listed since the 23rd Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He has been selected as a Super Lawyer since 2006 and is a Top Attorney in North America. Mr. Kornblum is the author of Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement (Thomson West/AAJ, 4th Ed., March 2018), and coauthored two books on insurance law. He has also authored 150 articles on topics related to his practice. Mr. Kornblum has qualified in both state and federal court as an expert witness on insurance claim handling and the standard of care in civil litigation. KORNBLUM, COCHRAN, ERICKSON & HARBISON, LLP 1388 Sutter St, Suite 505 | San Francisco, CA 94109 phone 415.440.7800 email gkornblum@kcehlaw.com www.kcehlaw.com

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ttorneys at the San Francisco plaintiffs’ personal injury firm of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have dedicated their careers to ethical, aggressive and excellent representation in the courtroom for more than 50 years. Indeed, courtroom experience is key, and every attorney at the firm has gained it by adhering to a tenet that founder Bruce Walkup imprinted deep into the firm’s culture: to prepare every case as though it will end up at trial. “He knew that if you’re not willing to go in front of a jury, clients aren’t going to receive the compensation they deserve,” says senior partner Mike Kelly. “That kind of focus is how we’ve been able to recruit and retain the best of the best.”

And Walkup lawyers are certainly known as such, having gained recognition by their peers and prestigious legal associations and publications. In 2019 alone, firm partners and associates alike have been named to the LawDragon 500, to the Super Lawyers Top Ten and Top 100 lists, and to The Best Lawyers in America©, and to leadership in organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Summit Council, and the International Society of Barristers. But, it’s the life-changing work the firm’s attorneys do every day on behalf of real people facing real problems that brings them real satisfaction—work that stands as a testament to what the Walkup firm is all about. “Our clients’ interests are always placed first,” says partner Richard Schoenberger. “While that concept is not novel and is a universally accepted ethical standard, it makes a difference when the founding member of the firm trumpets that principle regularly and with zeal. For this reason, our decisions on prosecution, tactics, venue, settlement, and trial are always prefaced with this question: Is the client better off?” That philosophy is what has helped the firm obtain multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements across the entire spectrum of personal injury practice areas—and it’s also why the firm’s attorneys never lose sight of their client’s needs - needs that are at the heart of each case. “It’s gratifying and fulfilling to practice in an area of the law where wrongs are corrected, real change is effected, and hard work for real people is rewarded with positive outcomes,” says Kelly.

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