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  • Embracing Diversity
    Smart Business - 12/01/2012

     

    Redwood City Partner Kristina Chung was interviewed for the December issue of Smart Business.  She gives her intake on How to expand acceptance policies to avoid employee discrimination issue. Read the full article below.
  • It's All in a Name
    Smart Business - 11/02/12
    By Jayne Gest

    Partner Timothy Skelton was interviewed for the November issue of Smart Business Southern California Legal Affairs section. He discusses the highlights and pitfalls involving trademark and domain registration process.  The full article can be found at the link below.

  • Landlord-tenant relations - How to deal with a commercial landlord and what to do if you end up in dispute
    Smart Business - 11/01/2012

    San Francisco Partner Todd Wenzel was interviewed by Smart Business: Insights' Heather Tunstall on How to deal with a commercial landlord and what to do if you end up in a dispute.

  • Avoiding Disputes
    Smart Business Northern California - 10/2/2012
    Related to Stephan A. Barber

    Partner Stephen Barber was interviewed for the October issue of Smart Business Northern California Legal Affairs section. He discusses how to negotiate terms and conditions prior to commercial transactions. The full article can be found at the link below.

  • Insurance Assurance
    Smart Business Northern California - 9/1/2012
    Related to Dean A. Pappas

     Partner Dean Pappas was interviewed for the September issue of the Smart Business Northern California Legal Affairs section. Dean answers questions about how to ensure you are properly protected when building your insurance program. You can read the full article at the link below.

  • RMKB Ranked #2 in Legal Malpractice Defense Practice Group in Annual list of "The Best"
    The Recorder - 8/27/2012

    The Recorder published its annual list of “The Best” practice areas, and RMKB was ranked no. 2 on its Legal Malpractice Defense Practice Group list.

  • Partner Steven Erigero Quoted in "NFL Banks on Friendlier LA Climate"
    The Daily Journal - August 22, 2012
    By Brian Sumers
    Related to Stephen J. Erigero

    Partner Stephen Erigero was quoted in the article, “NFL Banks on Friendlier LA Climate.” In the article, Erigero discusses the National Football League’s (NFL) lawsuit against 32 insurance companies in California state court. The NFL has filed a lawsuit arguing that, under California’s “continuous trigger” theory of insurance coverage, the league should be able to collect for claims from every insurance company that sold it a policy between the date an initial injury occurred and the present.

  • RMKB Ranks in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Top 25 Intellectual Property Law Firms
    Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - 8/3/2012

    The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal published its annual “Intellectual Property Law Firms." RMKB was ranked no. 25 out of 25 firms by number of attorneys practicing intellectual property law in the region.

  • A New Discovery
    Smart Business Northern California - 8/1/2012
    Related to Lael D. Andara

    RMKB partner Lael Andara was interviewed by Smart Business: Insights' Heather Tunstall about how leveraging e-discovery tools can reduce the time and money spend on a lawsuit. The article can be read at the link below.

  • Tablet Takedown: Apple-Samsung Patent Spat Headed to Trial
    The Recorder - 7/30/2012

    Partner Neil Smith was quoted in the article “Tablet Takedown: Apple-Samsung Patent Spat Headed to Trial.” In the article, Smith discusses the upcoming smartphone and tablet patent litigation between Apple and Samsung, which he calls “our own local legal Olympics.” The article can be viewed here (subscription required)

  • RMKB San Francisco was awarded the "Silver Partner" Certificate of Appreciation from the Food From The Bar Organization.
    Food From the Bar - 7/12/2012

    The RMKB San Francisco Office was awarded the Silver Partner Certificate of Appreciation from the Food From The Bar organization. RMKB was recognized for their valuable contributions to The San Francisco and Marin Food Banks through Food From the Bar 2012.

  • RMKB Richard Charnley was profiled in the annual Hollywood Reporter's top 100 Power Lawyers
    The Hollywood Repoter - 7/18/2012

    Partner Richard Charnley was profiled in the annual Power Lawyers feature. The Power Lawyers feature lists the 100 most influential entertainment attorneys in the U.S. as determined by The Hollywood Reporter’s research into the biggest deals and cases of the past year. The profile’s full text can be found here

  • Money Matters
    Smart Business Los Angeles - 7/1/2012
    Related to Gerald G. Knapton

    RMKB Partner Gerald Knapton was interviewed for the July issue of Smart Business Los Angeles in the Legal Affairs section. He discusses how to get the right lawyer and how to save money in litigation for businesses. You can read the full article at the link below.

  • Misclassification Risks
    Smart Business Northern California - 7/1/2012
    Related to David M. McLaughlin

    RMKB Partner David McLaughlin was interviewed for the Smart Business Northern California July issue in the Legal Affairs section. He discusses how to avoid incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors. The full article can be downloaded at the link below.

  • People on the Move: Jesshill Love
    Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal - 6/20/2012

    Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley (RMKB) Partner Jesshill Love has been elected president of the Entrepreneurs' Organization Silicon Valley Chapter. Love is a business and real estate partner in RMKB's Redwood City office and will serve a one year term. For more information see the link below.

  • Fee Fight: The Next Battle in Oracle and Google’s Smartphone War?
    The Recorder - 6/15/2012
    By Ginny LaRoe

    Partner Neil Smith was quoted in the article “Fee Fight: The Next Battle in Oracle and Google’s Smartphone War.’”  The article details a possible new skirmish between Oracle and Google regarding attorney fees that Google may pursue after the court largely sided with the company in the case Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. The article’s full text can be found here

  • Mitigating Risks
    Smart Business - 6/12/2012
    Related to Todd A. Roberts

    Partner Todd Roberts was interviewed for the June issue of the Northern California Smart Business. He discusses how to limit liability from the use of electronic media. To read the full article see the link below.

  • Oracle/Google Trial Puts Farella Partner in Odd Spot
    The Recorder - 4/16/2012
    By Ginny LaRoe

    Partner Neil Smith was quoted in the article “Oracle/Google Trial Puts Farella Partner in Odd Spot.” Smith commented on U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s “unprecedented step” of bringing in an attorney, Farella Braun & Martel Partner John Cooper, to represent court-appointed damages expert James Kearl in Oracle’s patent infringement case against Google – a trial that’s been dubbed by Alsup as the “World Series of IP cases.” Smith called the decision “a creative way of managing trial in the already established proper use of a neutral expert” and likely helping the “flow and control of the trial.

  • Complimentary Midyear Meeting Program!
    THE E-NEWSLETTER FOR THE TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION - 3/27/2012
    Related to Kathleen Strickland

    Complimentary Midyear Meeting Program!
    During the 2012 ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, the TIPS Task Force on Disaster Preparedness and Response, in partnership with West Legal Ed center, presented a powerful program on Disasters Caused by Acts of Negligence entitled When the Levees Broke: Lessons Learned From Judicial and Governmental Response to Hurricane Katrina. This program discusses the unique personal and professional challenges that Federal, state and local governments, and members of the judiciary encounter when faced with a disaster, and features Kathleen Strickland of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, Jennifer Kilpatrick of Degan, Blanchard & Nash, Honorable Madeleine Landrieu and Honorable Karen Wells Roby, as they discuss their experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and what they learned in the process.

  • RMKB Named 94 out of 100 in the Largest Law Firms list by the LA Business Journal
    Los Angeles Business Journal - 3/12/2012

    RMKB was ranked number 94 out of 100 in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s listing of the largest law firms, published in the March 12th, 20012 issue.

  • RMKB Ranked #32 in List of Law Firms(Ranked by the number of full-time attorneys based in Silicon Valley)
    Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - 3/2/2012

    RMKB was ranked number 32 (tie) out of 49 in the listing of “Law Firms,” which was ranked by number of full-time attorneys based in Silicon Valley.

  • Expansion through M&A
    Smart Business - 3/1/2012
    Related to François G. Laugier

    Partner Francois Laugier discusses strategies to ensure a successful acquisition and integration in the March Smart Business Insights interview. The article can be found at the link below.

  • Working Overtime
    Smart Business - 2/1/2012
    By Interviewed by Heather Tunstall

    Partner Elise Vasquez discusses how to make sense of employment misclassification claims in the February issue of the Northern California Smart Business magazine.

  • Getting Sued
    Smart Business - 1/1/2012

    Partner Richard Charnley discusses how to make the litigation process easier and less costly in the January 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles. The full interview can be read at the link below.

  • IP Audits
    Smart Business - 1/1/2012

    Partner Robert Andris discusses how evaluating intellectual property and ensuring proper protection pays off in the January 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California. The full interview can be viewed at the link below.

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