Contra Costa County, California Intellectual Property Lawyers

Andrew John Chan
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 10 years experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
IP, Insurance Defense, Products Liability and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While...
Peter Tormey
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Timothy Craig Williams
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationIP, Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Ivette Santaella
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
IP
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
Len Watkins
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationIP, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Richard Bennett Salles
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 478-5662 1261 Locust Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Richard is a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney who loves helping creative people realize their dreams. Rich received his BA from Princeton University, and then completed his physics coursework at San Francisco State University. Rich received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he received a Certificate in Intellectual Property for his coursework in patent infringement. Rich has a technical background in electronics, solid state and integrated circuits. Rich has practiced in patent litigation and military law, having served as an Army JAG Corps Captain stateside and overseas. After passing the...
Mr. Stuart James West P.E.
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 262-2220 2815 Mitchell Drive
Suite 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
IP and Patents
Golden Gate University School of Law
Kathleen Hunt
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Hastings College of Law
William Nelson
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 557-1320 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
San Joaquin College of Law
Registered patent attorney with several years of experience in practicing intellectual property (IP) law, particularly in the areas of preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, patentability and infringement analyses, strategic IP counseling, and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Anthony Albert Ferrigno
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 44 years experience
(423) 744-4041 3443 Golden Gate Way, Suite F
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationIP, Antitrust and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trial Lawyer Business Litigation Both Defense & Plaintiff Extensive Experience And With Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts; Lawyer Malpractice Cases; Real Estate Law; Wills & Trusts Contests; Class Actions.
Guy Ellery Louie
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
IP, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jay B. Hann
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Contra Costa County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 9 years experience
1475 Balhan Dr
#108
Concord, CA 94521
IP and Patents
Vincent Tong
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
IP, Business, Employment and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Sharon Adams
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 649-1331 2140 Shattuck Ave.
Suite 207
Berkeley, CA 94704
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Davis
Adams Law Office specializes in providing a full range of intellectual property services to small and medium sized businesses and solo inventors. Services include filing patent applications, responding to U.S. Patent & Trademark Office actions, filing trademark applications, representing clients in proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, drafting licensing agreements and other contracts.
Kevin R. Martin
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 444-7600 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationIP, Appeals, Business and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
Over his 18 years of practice in the Bay Area, Kevin Martin has developed a reputation as a fair- minded but tough negotiator representing client’s interests in intellectual property, business, real estate and personal injury actions. Kevin’s practice includes trademark, copyright and patent litigation, prosecution, licensing, business disputes, commercial litigation, personal injury claims, employer/employee disputes, trade secret and unfair competition claims, real estate litigation, contract disputes, and general advice and counsel. Mr. Martin maintains a regular blog on legal and other issues at www.landshark5000.wordpress.com. Mr. Martin regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts throughout California, before the Trademark...
Eric Francis Pierson
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 21 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
IP, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
Andrew Kevin Jacobson
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 208-5500 180 Grand Ave.
Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
IP, Antitrust, Business and Patents
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Galia Aharoni
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 414-4529 317 Washington Street
Suite 129
Oakland, CA 94607
IP, Business, Employment and Trademarks
Tulane University School of Law
Greg L Beattie
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
IP, Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
Avery Audrey Kwan
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 883-5025 1300 Clay Street, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
IP
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
George Joseph Frost
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
IP, Antitrust, Business and Communications
UC Hastings COL
Jonathan H. Van Ee
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 938-7694 7172 Regional Street, No. 342
Dublin, CA 94568
IP, Business and Products Liability
Columbia Univ School of Law
Padmini Cheruvu
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney
(510) 451-3300 1999 Harrison Street
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
IP and Employment
Solano County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 25 years experience
(707) 748-1240 601 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
IP, Appeals, Business and Environmental
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 451-3300 1999 Harrison Street
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
IP and Patents
University of San Francisco Law School
Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 45 years experience
(510) 272-0200 11 Embarcadero W
Oakland, CA 94607
IP, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 16 years experience
(510) 451-3300 1999 Harrison Street
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
IP and Bankruptcy
Univ of Arizona COL
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 967-1166 500 2nd Street
First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Communications and Consumer
Valparaiso University
As a corporate & intellectual property attorney, I counsel clients on various technology and intellectual property matters. Prior to law school, I worked in various industries including finance, risk management and consumer electronics. I then pursued my JD/MBA as a CLEO fellow of the Indiana Supreme Court. After my first year in law school, I worked as a summer associate in the Office of General Counsel at Duke Energy in Indianapolis. During my second year, I interned at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Affairs in Chicago. That summer, I interned at the United States Attorneys Office, Tax...
Marin Cionca
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 12 years experience
(800) 454-1360 1390 Market Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Concord Law School
Mr. Cionca is a registered patent attorney and founder of CIONCA IP Law P.C. ("CIONCA IP"), an intellectual property law practice based in Irvine, Orange County, California. He has an extensive technical background having graduated from a five-year European engineering program, having practical engineering experience and having taught College Physics. He helps clients with patent application and prosecution matters in various technologies including, engineering, computer, software, mechanical, physics-related and medical device technologies. He also helps startups and businesses acquire and enforce their intellectual property rights in trademarks, trade secrets and other IP. Further, he defends his clients when they are...
Sonya Lee Sigler
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Santa Clara County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 26 years experience
(855) 280-2588 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
IP and Arbitration & Mediation
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Sonya L. Sigler is the founder of PractiGal LLC and is the creator of the WELCOME to the Next Level Process. She created this WELCOME Process to effectively sell herself when she needed to figure out a clear path forward professionally and personally. Having learned to do this work the hard way, Sonya now builds powerful storytellers who can then refine and polish their personal brand. This work empowers others to align their work and life visions and to approach both with a renewed vigor.
For the last twenty years, Sonya has worked with founders, team leaders, and their employees...
Michael Mortimer
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 26 years experience
P.O. Box 2342
San Francisco, CA 94126
IP
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Former prosecutor, combat veteran (USCG), complex dispute resolution, competitive business litigation, depositions, trials, law and motion, appeals.
Steve Charles Vondran
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 276-5084 One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationIP
Whittier Coll School of Law
Our law firm is a leader in intellectual property law. We have handled more software audits and torrent defense lawsuits than most other firms to our knowledge. We have a niche speciality practice in copyright infringement law and handle the following types of cases:

1. Software Audits (Business Software Alliance, BSA, SIIA, Vero, Siemens, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft)

2. Torrent Defense (ex. Malibu Media pornography and Strike 3 Holdings)

3. TV Signal Piracy cases (boxing match PPV infringement). Joe Hand Promotions, G&G Closed Circuit Events and J&J Sports Productions

4. Direct TV cases

5. Copyright infringement litigation (jewelry,...
Robert Lockhart Taylor
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted...
Antone F. Johnson
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 729-5405 169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Communications and Securities
Columbia Law School
For nearly 20 years, Antone Johnson has served as lawyer, advisor, executive and advocate for emerging growth technology/digital media ventures, founders and investors in a diverse range of business and intellectual property matters. Raised in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, suffused with Silicon Valley's unique culture of innovation, he came of age professionally during the Internet explosion of the late 1990s, an entrepreneurial crucible of unprecedented wealth and job creation, reinvention of countless industries, and related venture capital and Wall Street dealmaking. Antone was fortunate to have a ringside seat at major Los Angeles and Silicon Valley law firms,...
Marc G. van Niekerk
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Santa Clara County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
IP, Business and Trademarks
University of Texas - Austin and University of Cape Town, South Africa (Maritime Law and South African Income Tax Law)
Marc van Niekerk is Special Counsel with Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation and Intellectual Property & Employment Group. Over the course of his career, Marc has tried more than 50 cases to verdict and also has extensive mediation experience. His practice focuses on business litigation, with special emphasis in the areas of intellectual property disputes, business torts and commercial contract disputes. During his more than 25 years in practice, Marc has counselled and represented clients in a wide array of commercial disputes including, inter alia, employee solicitation and trade secret misappropriation, business disputes, including breach of contract,...
Steven Anton Nielsen
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Marin County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 272-8210 100 Larkspur Landing Cir
Suite 216
Larkspur, CA 94939
IP and Patents
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
U.S. registered patent attorney with many years of experience in obtaining patents and obtaining favorable results in federal court in the field of intellectual properly litigation. Mr. Nielsen is the current chair person of the Intellectual Property Section of the Marin County Bar Association. For potential clients who are unable see Mr. Nielsen in Marin County, web conferences and/or telephone conferences are available. Mr. Nielsen currently serves clients located throughout the world.
James Gulseth
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 45 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Ste. 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
UC Hastings COL
James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include...
Leizel Ching Esq.
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Santa Clara County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
IP, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
The University of Chicago Law School
Leizel Ching is an accomplished litigator with an astute eye for alternative dispute resolution. Leizel has successfully represented individuals and businesses in many complex litigation matters in the technology, intellectual property, and business sectors.

Leizel’s practice is divided into complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This includes reviewing contracts, drafting operating and employment agreements, complex litigation matters, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, trial. She also handles matters involving breaches of contract, employment and membership disputes, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Structure Law Group, LLP, Leizel worked as a Reference Librarian at Stanford Law School and as a senior associate in the...
Gerald Ray Prettyman
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Alameda County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 600-7342 5890 Stoneridge Dr Ste 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
Golden Gate University
Gerald R. Prettyman has been preparing and filing patents since 2001, and since 2006 has additionally filed trademarks, copyrights and business filings, and worked to prevent and solve legal problems for his clients . Mr. Prettyman has filed or handles close to 200 patents and applications for his client as well as over 70 trademarks. Mr. Prettyman was previously as an engineer and a business manager, making him uniquely qualified to work with tech companies and start-ups.
Robert Ted Parker
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San Francisco County, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer
(415) 412-1615 One Sansome St. #3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
IP, Business, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Cornell University
Ted Parker is a business trial lawyer with extensive experience in a broad range of industries: securities, IP and e-commerce, construction, products liability, agriculture and food products, film and publishing. After graduation from Cornell Law School, he began practice in business law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco. He was the first corporate counsel at ITEL Corporation. More recently, he has practiced as a large-firm partner (K&L Gates) and a small-firm partner (Berg & Parker), and now operates a "virtual" law firm, collaborating with colleagues electronically. He has handled major litigation nationally and internationally,...

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