Bartko Litigation Team Wins $223+ Million Victory for ASML in Theft of Trade Secrets, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Computer Fraud Case Against XTAL, Inc.
On the evening of November 28, 2018, a jury in Santa Clara Superior Court returned a verdict in favor of ASML on all of its five claims against XTAL, awarding $223 million on the trade secrets claim, $135 million for inducing former employees to breach their contracts with ASML, $169 million for aiding and abetting former employees to breach their duty of loyalty to ASML, and $1.2 million in forensic investigation costs for breach of California’s computer fraud statute (Penal Code Section 502). See a copy of the verdict forms here.
Rob Bunzel Publishes Article in the San Francisco Daily Journal on Important Lessons from Louis Nizer’s 1966 Memoir “The Jury Returns”
October 1, 2018: Rob Bunzel’s article on important lessons from Louis Nizer’s 1966 memoir "The Jury Returns" (from the firm’s library collection donated by the family of William I. Edlund) was published in the San Francisco Daily Journal. See a copy of the article here.
Ben Riley’s article on “How Not To Regret Your Direct: Exploring The Human Story” was recently selected as a Best of ABA Sections: Litigation
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). The article may be accessed here.
BZBM Is Pleased to Welcome Three Outstanding Attorneys to Its Litigation Team
Patrick O’Shaughnessy is an accomplished litigator who has helped a diverse portfolio of clients on all aspects of business litigation with a special emphasis on antitrust matters. Tiffany Hansen joins the Firm as an Associate, focusing her expertise in commercial, intellectual property and employment litigation. Rishi Gupta brings to the Firm his specialization in business litigation, antitrust, enforcement and data privacy, as well as, intellectual property on both a class action and individual basis.
The Lost Maidens of Berlin
A decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countryside.
German Researchers Trace Jewish Newspaper Mogul’s Vast Nazi-Looted Art Collection
A ground-breaking research project initiated last year by the German government, museums, research institutes in cooperation with the heirs of a Jewish media mogul has traced eight works confiscated by the Nazis and launched an online database to help find more.
Ben Riley Speaks at LCA Trial Symposium
Ben Riley was a featured speaker at the Renaissance Symposium sponsored by the Litigation Counsel of America. The Symposium drew speakers and attendees from around the United States discussing various aspects of trying complex business and intellectual property cases.
Research Initiative Tracks Artwork Looted from German Jewish Art Collector Rudolf Mosse
Berlin / PR Newswire - Tracking down artwork that was stolen by the Nazis on the eve of World War II is no easy task. But the Mosse Art Restitution Project, representing the heirs of Rudolf Mosse, a German Jewish newspaper publisher and art collector, have succeeded, with help from German cultural organizations, in locating paintings, sculptures and other artifacts that were once part of the Mosse family’s vast art collection.
Charles “Chuck” La Bella Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
March 14, 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) – Charles “Chuck” La Bella has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Chuck became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 700 persons during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the College in Phoenix, Arizona.
BZBM Elevates Key Attorneys
The Firm is proud to announce that Patrick Ryan and Hilda Senseney have been elected to the Firm’s Executive Committee, and that Senior Counsel Jayne Laiprasert and Kerry Duffy have been named Principals of the Firm. Patrick in antitrust, healthcare and IP cases, and Hilda in complex commercial leasing transactions, have shown great leadership for their clients, and we now welcome their strategic guidance in moving the Firm forward in our fifth decade in this dynamic legal market. Jayne Laiprasert and Kerry Duffy, both litigation specialists, have performed with consistent and stellar client results, and their elevation to Principal signals the ability to attract and maintain client confidence in complex IP and commercial disputes, far into the future. Congratulations to all four!