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John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy Publish Article in the Daily Journal on Criminal Antitrust Offenses in the Labor Market

February 2021: The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has published an article by Bartko Zankel litigators John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy on how the U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on wage-fixing and no poaching agreements.

The Return of Winter: How Federal Law Enforcement, with Assistance from a Private Foundation, Recovered Nazi-Looted Art

J. Eric Bartko, Director of Investigations for Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller, the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and the Department of Justice gather for a webinar hosted by the Gari Melchers Home and Studio intended to educate the public in relation to the complicated issues surrounding Nazi Looted Art and its recovery.

BZBM’s Oliver Q. Dunlap Appointed 2021 Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations

Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller is proud to announce that partner Oliver Dunlap has been appointed the 2021 Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA, formally known as the Conference of Delegates). Oliver previously served on the CCBA Board as Secretary. His appointment comes following many years as a distinguished delegate to the Conference, where he successfully authored several state bills and served as the Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s delegation.

Patrick O’Shaughnessy Publishes Article in the Daily Journal on Three Separate Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google

December 2020: The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has published an article by Bartko Zankel litigator Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing why governments have spent more of their limited resources on expensive antitrust enforcement in the technology sector by pursuing three separate, distinct, and challenging antitrust lawsuits against Google.

Trial Victory for Diabetes Researcher in Intellectual Property Dispute

November 17, 2020: Trial counsel Frank Sommers and Duyen Nguyen, along with the patent expertise support of BartkoZankel patent litigator Paul Schuck, successfully tried a complex intellectual property case for a diabetes researcher in the Eastern District of California.  After a 19-day bench trial, the court ruled in favor of clients Dr. Thomas T. Aoki and the Aoki Diabetes Research Institute (ADRI) on claims of patent infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising under the Lanham Act and breach of fiduciary duty and duty of confidentiality.  The court awarded combined damages of over $8,000,000, attorneys’ fees and an injunction.

Jewish family’s painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned

ALBANY, N.Y. — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years.

Marco Quazzo Speaks at the Annual U.S. Law Conference on the Impact of COVID-19 on Lease Obligations

Principal Marco Quazzo speaks at the Annual U.S. Law Conference covering “The Brave New World of Litigation Over the Impact of Covid-19 on Lease Obligations”. The seminar will focus on whether courts have granted, will grant and should grant tenants relief from rent and other lease obligations based on the pandemic. The discussion includes major pending cases, key court rulings, historical case precedents and applicable statutes and government orders that will inform and predict future litigation decisions.

Bartko Law Firm’s Patrick M. Ryan named Top Trade Secret Lawyer for 2020 by Top California Law Publication

Patrick M. Ryan recognized as one of “California’s Top Trade Secret Lawyers” by the California Daily Journal in its Oct. 7, 2020 special edition in its annual selection of the state’s top attorneys.

Eleven Bartko Zankel Attorneys Named 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Eleven Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller attorneys have been selected as Northern and Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021, in the practice areas of Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment, Franchise/Dealership, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate, and Transactional Real Estate. Some of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers for at least 15 consecutive years. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

Patrick O’Shaughnessy Publishes Article in the Daily Journal on Potential U.S. Lawsuit Against Google

September 2020: The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has published an article by Bartko Zankel litigator Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing the potential lawsuit by the United States against Google for allegedly violating Sherman Act Section 2.