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Litigation Tip of the Month: Important Changes to the Statutes of Limitation in California

All civil claims are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning if they are not pursued within a certain time period a lawsuit cannot be brought.  The length of the statute depends on the specific … Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn Honored by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, recently released its 2021 rankings.  Lewis & Llewellyn is pleased to have once again been recognized as one of the few “Recommended Firms” … Read more

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Paul Llewellyn Elected a Door Tenant at 3 Hare Court Barristers’ Chambers

Lewis & Llewellyn is pleased to announce that Paul Llewellyn has been elected a Door Tenant of 3 Hare Court barristers’ chambers in London.  Located in Temple—the heart of England’s legal community—3 Hare Court is … Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn Welcomes Kenneth M. Walczak to the Firm

As part of our continued growth, Lewis & Llewellyn is pleased to welcome Kenneth Walczak to the firm as Of Counsel.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, Kenneth has practiced civil rights law, constitutional law, … Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn Files High Profile Amicus Curiae Brief in the Utah Supreme Court

At Lewis & Llewellyn we handle litigation throughout the country and the world.  Partner Evan Burbidge recently worked alongside Zimmerman Booher, Utah’s premiere appellate boutique, to file an amicus brief regarding a unique and far-reaching … Read more

Litigation Tips

Important Changes to the CCP Impacting Discovery

Earlier this year, the California legislature adopted multiple changes to the Code of Civil Procedure.  Given COVID-related Court shutdowns and delays, many of these new rules may have gone overlooked. Here is a refresher on the … Read more

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Daily Journal Published Op-Ed by Marc Lewis on Crescent City Sexual Abuse Case

Lewis & Llewellyn partner Marc Lewis wrote an Op-Ed in the Daily Journal regarding a Crescent City sexual abuse case that has concerning similarities to the Brock Turner case that sparked nationwide outrage last year. Read more

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EVAN BURBIDGE APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF BASF BARRISTERS LITIGATION SECTION

Lewis & Llewellyn attorney Evan Burbidge was recently appointed as co-chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Litigation Section.  The mission of the section is to develop and maintain a strong community among …Read more

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EVAN BURBIDGE APPOINTED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF BASF BARRISTERS LITIGATION SECTION

We are pleased to announce that Lewis & Llewellyn associate Evan Burbidge was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Barristers Litigation Section.  Evan is a longtime member …Read more

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Law360 Features Lewis & Llewellyn’s Family-Friendly Culture

Any working parent knows the struggle of balancing family time and work responsibilities. In an article reflecting on what this balance means for lawyers, Law360 featured the story of Lewis & Llewellyn partner and father-of-three, …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn Announces Pro Bono Program for Small Businesses in Need

  In the United States, there are nearly 27 million small businesses which account for approximately half of the country's GDP.  As we all know, the unprecedented coronavirus crisis is taking a disproportionate toll on this …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in their Field

Lewis & Llewellyn is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained …Read more

Litigation Tips

AMENDMENTS TO F.R.CP. RULE 45: FEDERAL SUBPOENAS

Here at Lewis & Llewellyn, we frequently handle subpoena issuance and compliance in federal court, particularly for our Fortune 500 clients in the technology and financial sectors.  Effective December 1, 2013, Congress has made significant changes …Read more

Litigation Tips

An Individual Cure is a Class Cure Under California’s New Privacy Act

As most business leaders know, the most stringent privacy law in the United States—the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)—went into effect this year and applies to all companies that do business in the Golden State.  …Read more

Litigation Tips

Availability of Attorneys’ Fees in Defending Against Employee Non-Solicitation Claims

In the previous litigation tip we discussed several recent cases that concluded employee non-solicitation provisions in employment agreements are per se invalid under California law.  It is axiomatic that parties in litigation generally pay their …Read more

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Avoid Setting Off Alarm Bells When Switching Jobs

When departing a company to join a competitor, employees should proceed with caution before downloading “personal” information saved on their work computer.  While this material is not a company trade secret, downloading it shortly before …Read more

Litigation Tips

Beware Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements

When a case settles, most settlement agreements include a confidentiality provision for key terms.  Attorneys often believe they are bound by such terms either when they approve the settlement as to form or even when …Read more

Litigation Tips

Beware the Pitfalls of CCP Section 664.6

Most litigators are generally familiar with Section 664.6 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, which provides a summary procedure to enforce a settlement agreement after dismissal of a lawsuit.  Without such a provision, a …Read more

Speaking Engagements

EVAN BURBIDGE TO MODERATE CLE ON AN INSIDE VIEW WITH IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

On October 22, a top-flight panel of in-house counsel from Bank of the West, Lyft, and Yahoo! will provide the inside scoop on how they got where they are and what they look for in …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

Our attorneys are actively involved in the legal community, lecturing frequently on all aspects of civil litigation.  Last month, partner Evan Burbidge spoke alongside Casey O’Connor, Associate General Counsel at Stitch Fix, and Neil Pai, …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

Our attorneys are actively involved in the legal community, lecturing frequently on all aspects of civil litigation.  Partners Ryan Erickson and Evan Burbidge recently gave presentations on “Mastering Oral Argument” and “How to Prepare for …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

Becca Furman and Ryan Erickson will be speakers at a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on Civil Litigation of Sexual Assault Cases in the #MeTooEra, on May 2, 2019.  This session will focus on how …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

As a firm, Lewis & Llewellyn is committed to fighting the epidemic of sexual abuse in America.  Last month, Becca Furman spoke at the The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence Conference, …Read more

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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

Last week, Lewis & Llewellyn partner Paul Llewellyn was a featured speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s Pocket MBA 2019 program.  This two-day intensive course was designed for non-accountants, in-house and law firm attorneys looking to …Read more

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