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Ten Bartko Zankel Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Ten Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for 2019, in the practice areas of Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Real Estate. Some of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers for at least 14 consecutive years. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the State are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent receive the honor of Rising Star.

Three BZBM Franchise Law Specialists Selected for 2019 Edition of Who’s Who Legal – Franchise

Chuck Miller, Griff Towle, both litigators, and Darryl Hart, a transaction lawyer, have again been listed in the Franchise edition of Who’s Who Legal, an international publication listing the foremost legal practitioners in various areas of business law.

Rob Bunzel’s Series On Trial Lessons Continues with Review of The Trial of Jack Ruby in the Daily Journal

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. Please click here to read the article in its entirety.

BartkoZankel is Pleased to Announce That Business Litigation Attorney, Sean McTigue, is now a Principal of the Firm

Sean is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group. His practice involves both state and federal litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

BartkoZankel Attorneys Prepare Food for the Needy

On April 15, 2019, five attorneys from Bartko – Jayne Laiprasert, Gabriella Wilkins, Ben Riley, Rishi Gupta, and Steve Steinberg – volunteered as part of a larger group from the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Northern California chapter to prepare food for the GLIDE Meals Program.

Ben Riley Ranked By Chambers Among Top 12 Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secret Litigators in California

In their 2019 rankings of lawyers around the world, Chamber identified Ben Riley as one of the 12 top litigators in California in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets.

Ben Riley Selected Among America’s Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators (Northern California)

Bartko Zankel principal Ben Riley was recently selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019 for Northern California. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.

Bartko Firm Wins Big Antitrust Fee Dispute

January 14, 2019 - Former Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP attorney Joseph Saveri's firm doesn't have to pay another plaintiffs firm a $1.2 million referral fee out of his score from settlements in titanium dioxide price-fixing litigation, the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday, finding he'd never agreed to shell out the sum. See a copy of the article here.

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.