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Litigation

Our Litigation practice represents clients across the nation and around the globe in complex, high-stakes disputes. Lauded in Chambers USA for providing “truly exceptional results” and as “very skilled litigators who operate many moves ahead of their opponents,” our team includes some of the most respected and high-profile litigators in the nation.

Our largest victories include recovering $1.7 billion for one client in a collection of verdicts and settlements for patent enforcement actions in federal courts, as well as the largest damage award ever affirmed by the California Supreme Court. Several of our successes have recently been recognized as the top verdicts of the year by the Daily Journal, including a $752 million jury award for Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. in a patent suit against Kite Pharma—the largest patent verdict in the U.S. in 2019—and a high-profile victory on behalf of Public Storage in a securities class action trial.

We work diligently with each client to understand their business and build creative legal strategies designed to meet their goals. Our litigators are successful at trying cases to verdict in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as representing clients on appeal. We also have an excellent track record in counseling clients to successful resolution without litigation, winning cases through dispositive motions before trial and obtaining favorable settlements. Our history of success is built on a combination of experience, ingenuity and a highly efficient approach to staffing our litigation teams.

Many of our litigators and practice groups have been recognized year after year in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The American Lawyer and the National Law Journal, among other legal publications and directories. Examples of recent awards include:

  • Ranked in Chambers USA in the areas of general commercial litigation, securities litigation, media and entertainment litigation, life sciences and intellectual property (2019)
  • “IP Litigation Department of the Year,” The American Lawyer (2018)
  • “Securities Litigation Department of the Year,” The Recorder (2017)
  • “California Powerhouse,” Law360 (2017)

Experience

  • In the largest patent verdict in the U.S. in 2019, convinced a jury to award Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. $752 million in a patent infringement suit against Kite Pharma. A judge subsequently enhanced the award to $1.2 billion. The Daily Journal recognized the result as a top verdict of the year.
  • Persuaded a jury to award PanOptis its full damages request of $506.2 million in past damages in a patent infringement suit against Apple involving 4G LTE technology. The jury found Apple infringed claims of the five patents at issue and determined all asserted claims were valid. Jurors also found Apple’s infringement was willful. The case was the first patent jury trial in the U.S. since the pandemic began.
  • Collected $1.7 billion in verdicts and settlements for TiVo in patent enforcement actions that included multiple trials in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and multiple successful U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit appeals.
  • Secured the largest damage award ever affirmed by the California Supreme Court in any area of law for City of Hope in a jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, resulting in payments to City of Hope of over $565 million.
  • In separate cases on behalf of United Services Automobile Association, persuaded juries to award $102 million and $200 million and individual findings of willful infringement against Wells Fargo relating to patents for mobile remote deposit capture technology. The $200 million award was the second largest patent verdict in the country in 2019.
  • Secured final court approval for Uber Technologies Inc. of a $32.5 million settlement to resolve a consolidated class action over Uber’s “Safe Rides” fee.
  • Scored a complete win for Juniper Networks, Inc. in a patent suit brought by Finjan Inc. – securing a final judgment dismissing the case and giving Juniper victory on all of Finjan’s asserted patents. The Federal Circuit issued a summary affirmance on appeal. The Daily Journal recognized the victory as a top verdict of the year.
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a securities fraud class action against Uber Technologies seeking billions of dollars in damages. The case was one of the first of its kind, brought under California’s market manipulation statute.
  • Won a complete defense verdict for Gilead Sciences on a $50 million claim for breach of a merger agreement.
  • Garnered a $400 million verdict for KAIST in a patent infringement suit over bulk FinFET technology against Samsung, GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm.
  • Secured a complete defense verdict for Public Storage in a rare securities class action trial.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict for Novellus Systems on a $200 million indemnity and warranty claim after a jury trial in Santa Clara Superior Court.

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