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BartkoZankel, established 40 years ago, is a top 20 boutique law firm specializing in national and international complex litigation and investigations, as well as real estate and franchising transactions. We are a 40‑lawyer firm dedicated to the strategic cutting-edge representation of our clients in California, nationally and internationally.


BZBM Selected as Top 20 Boutique Law Firm by The Daily Journal


Court Rejects Insurance Companies’ Effort to Dismiss Antitrust Claims and Limit Damages of Healthcare Providers Bartko Law Firm Soundly Defeats Insurers’ Demurrer and Motion to Strike San Francisco, CA – On June 1, 2022, the Honorable Evelio Grillo of the Alameda Superior Court, in VHS Liquidating Trust, et al. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, […]


Bartko Trial Team Named California Attorneys of the Year! Bartko attorneys Ben Riley, Sony Barari, Rob Bunzel, and Gabriella Wilkins were named 2022 California Attorneys of the Year, following their complete trial victory in the Robert A. Naify Trust case. The petitioner in that case claimed that her step-father, Robert Naify, promised to leave her […]


Bartko Scores Huge Defense Jury Verdict in $411 Million Sutter Health Antitrust Class Action March 11, 2022: After a 5-week jury trial in the Northern District of California, Case No. 3:12-cv-04854-LB, the nine member jury returned a verdict on Friday, March 11 in favor of our client Sutter Health, finding that Sutter did not tie […]