Morrison & Foerster LLP is home to the “distinguished” James Brosnahan and Melvin Goldman. Brosnahan is the author of the Trial Handbook for California Lawyers and renowned for his “stellar practice”. He achieved the successful defence of Reliant Technologies in a jury trial and the dismissal of charges against former chair of the board of Hewlett-Packard Patricia Dunn. Melvin Goldman is a “senior statesman” who has defended Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank and Coca-Cola.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Seth Aronson stands out in the research as “one of the very top, both in the state and further afield.” His securities litigation practice received particular praise. At Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, name partner Joseph Cotchett is a “legend” of the State Bar, who has worked on a range of high-profile cases.
Pierce O’Donnell of O’Donnell & Associates is “a star,” according to peers. He recently led the team that obtained a $1.9 billion settlement from Sempra Energy and was co-lead counsel of a team that obtained a $1.7 billion settlement from El Paso National Gas in the California energy crisis litigation. He has also represented Firestone.