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Analyzing Ixchel v. Biogen’s new rules – by John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy

On August 11, 2020, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article by Bartko Zankel litigators John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing two new pleading rules in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc.

Northern District of California Patent Litigants May Face Increased Disclosure Obligations Under Recent Interpretation of Patent Local Rules – by W. Paul Schuck

A recent Northern District opinion regarding Patent Local Rule disclosures requires litigants to serve “backup” infringement or invalidity contentions promptly after an opposing party proposes a disputed claim construction. These amended contentions must be served before the court issues a claim construction order.

Courtroom warrior: The combative career of William Travers Jerome – by Robert H. Bunzel

On May 26 2020, the following article by Rob Bunzel "Courtroom warrior: The combative career of William Travers Jerome," appeared in the San Francisco Daily Journal. This is the fourth installment for the Daily Journal of histories for trial lawyers from the shelves of law-related books left to my firm by Bill Edlund, who passed in late 2016. The wisdom Bill curated is the basis for this series. The current article is a review of the book, "Courtroom Warrior: The Combative Career of William Travers Jerome," by Richard O'Connor (Little Brown & Company, 1963), who was an actor, newspaper reporter and author of some 60 books, mostly lively biographies.

5 Guidelines Courts Will Use to Decide Force Majeure Claims in COVID-19 Cases – by Marco Quazzo

On May 4, 2020, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article authored by Bartko Zankel litigator Marco Quazzo titled "5 Guidelines Courts Will Use to Decide Force Majeure Claims in COVID-19 Cases" which analyzes how courts faced with Covid-19 litigation will apply force majeure provisions and related doctrines in commercial contracts, leases, and employment agreements.

The man to see was Edward Bennett Williams – by Robert H. Bunzel

On December 12, 2019, the following article by Rob Bunzel, "The man to see was Edward Bennett Williams," appeared in the San Francisco Daily Journal. This is the third installment for the Daily Journal of histories for trial lawyers from the shelves of law-related books left to my firm by Bill Edlund, who passed in late 2016.  The wisdom Bill curated is the basis for this series.  The current article is a review of the book, "The Man to See: Edward Bennett Williams: Ultimate Insider: Legendary Trial Lawyer," by Evan Thomas (Simon & Schuster, 1991), who was Newsweek's Washington bureau chief.

Saving the Japanese YWCA Building – by Benjamin K. Riley

Ben Riley published an article in the November 15, 2019 issue of the Daily Journal about Saving the Japanese YWCA building – a pro bono case in which he represented the Japanese-American community of San Francisco.

Sometimes It Pays to Opt for a Jury in Business Disputes – by Benjamin K. Riley and Robert H. Bunzel

Ben Riley and Rob Bunzel publish article in Litigation Magazine, Summer 2019: Sometimes It Pays to Opt for a Jury in Business Disputes

Lessons learned from ‘The Trial of Jack Ruby’ – by Robert H. Bunzel

On October 1, 2018 and again on June 10, 2019, articles by Rob Bunzel containing lessons for trial lawyers from great books in the Edlund library appeared in the Daily Journal. Mel Belli represented Jack Ruby on trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1964 in Dallas. Belli angered Dallas and tried to hit a home run with an insanity defense. Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death. The current article is a review of the 1965 book The Trial of Jack Ruby by law professors John Kaplan and Jon Walz about how the trial went so wrong for the defense.

Lawyers: Put down the electronic legal menu for just a moment – by Robert H. Bunzel

San Francisco lawyer's lawyer Bill Edlund (Pillsbury Madison & Sutro 1956-1999 and Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller 1999-2016) died on Christmas Eve two years ago. Bill's daughter Cami gave our firm his legal library collected over 60+ years. The collection contains first-edition and hardbound biographies and histories of great trials, trial lawyers, judges and courts from England and the United States.

How Not to Regret Your Direct: Exploring the Human Story – by Benjamin K. Riley

Ben Riley’s article on How Not To Regret Your Direct: Exploring The Human Story, originally published in the ABA Litigation Magazine in 2015, was recently selected as a Best of ABA Sections: Litigation. An abridged version of the article was published in GPSOLO, Volume 35, No. 5, at 70-71 (September/October 2018).