Profiles

Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson

Meet the Lawyer Who Took Fair Pay Fight to Farmers

By Ben Hancock |

Lori Andrus settled a gender bias suit last month on behalf of female attorneys at Farmers Insurance who say they were paid less than male colleagues.

A Litigator's Take on Juries in the Age of Social Media

By Scott Graham |

A recent order in the Oracle-Google case has Carolyn Toto of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman reflecting on profiles, privacy and where to draw the line during jury selection.

Julie Mar-Spinola, Finjan Vice President

Finjan IP Chief on Litigation as a Last Resort

By Scott Graham |

Julie Mar-Spinola's patent licensing company has been on a winning streak, even though it prefers to stay out of the courtroom.

Kirupa Pushparaj, Square director of intellectual property

Square's IP Chief Talks Patents and Pastry

By David Ruiz |

Kirupa Pushparaj discusses the payment company's approach to patents and how it's been impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court's 'Alice' decision.

Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri

Durie Tangri Founder Sees Small Firm as Growth Business

By Marisa Kendall |

Daralyn Durie explains how the IP litigation boutique competes for big clients and cases.

John Keker, Keker & Van Nest

A Litigator's Take on Arbitration and the Demise of the Jury Trial

By Ross Todd |

The rise of "conference room" lawyering harms both the profession and the rule of law, says veteran litigator John Keker.

Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, San Francisco Superior Court

Judge Massullo Shares Goals, Grievances in SF Family

By Marisa Kendall |

When appearing in Anne-Christine Massullo's courtroom, it's best to be prepared, be on time and be polite.

Steven Werth, Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth

The Dying Art of Trying Cases

One litigator's take on how widespread trial aversion is taking a toll on the profession.

Hopkins Guy, Baker Botts

Reading the Supreme Court’s Signals on New Patent Cases

By Scott Graham |

Baker Botts partner Hopkins Guy III on what’s at stake in willful infringement fight.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Northern District of California

Judge Gilliam Hits the Bench Running

By Ross Todd |

Handling three trials in his first eight months on Northern California's federal court has been a test of "efficiency and diligence," says the former Big Law partner.

Robert A. Mittelstaedt, Jones Day partner

A Litigator's Lessons on Winning Cases and Clients

By Ross Todd |

The fundamentals of trying a case haven't changed much, but the industry has, says Jones Day's Robert Mittelstaedt.

A Conversation With Santa Clara's New Presiding Judge

By Marisa Kendall |

Risë Jones Pichon says her biggest challenges are—no surprise—time and money.

David Gindler, Irell & Manella partner

Irell Partner Litigates Line Between Discovery and Invention

By Scott Graham |

David Gindler has been wielding recent rulings on patent eligibility in a feud over prenatal DNA testing.

Rex Heinke, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner

On SCOTUS Watch with Akin Gump's Heinke

By Marisa Kendall |

Appellate expert Rex Heinke has his eye on next term's class action cases.

Andrew Bridges, Fenwick & West

Fenwick Partner Takes Fight to Copyright Bullies

By David Ruiz |

Andrew Bridges is no fan of efforts to restrict online speech in the name of guarding intellectual property rights.

Bernard Chao, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Jury Researcher Bernard Chao

By Scott Graham |

The University of Denver law professor used online mock juries to test common trial strategies.

Jennifer King

Privacy and Internet Use Expert Jen King

By Ross Todd |

The Ph.D candidate has a theory for why consumers typically "tune out" as soon as they see an online privacy policy and explains why some companies have clearer disclosures than others.

Judge Alison Tucher, Alameda County Superior Court

Alameda County Judge Alison Tucher

By Marisa Kendall |

The former MoFo partner discusses her transition to the bench and a family law assignment.

Anna-Rose Mathieson, California Appellate Law Group

California Appellate Law Group's Anna-Rose Mathieson

By Patience Haggin |

After almost a decade in Big Law, Mathieson is embracing the boutique approach.

Mark Geragos

Geragos & Geragos' Mark Geragos

By Marisa Kendall |

The celebrity attorney hit Zillow with six suits late last year, and says there could be more to come.

Lee Cheng, Newegg CLO

Newegg's Lee Cheng

By Ross Todd |

The CLO discusses how the tech industry's LOT Network works to neutralize NPEs.

Martin Hoshino, administrative director of the Judicial Council

Judicial Council's Martin Hoshino

By Cheryl Miller |

The judiciary's new administrative director talks about the branch's budget woes and the flurry to implement Proposition 47.

U.S. District Chief Judge Phyllis Hamilton, Northern District of California

Northern District Chief Judge Phyllis Hamilton

By Ross Todd |

Hamilton is set to be the first woman of color to lead Northern California's U.S. District Court.