San Francisco

Where it all started.

Since 1883, when we were founded to engage in a “general business practice,” we have been a leading member of the San Francisco legal community. A lot has changed since then. But, of course, many of the most important things haven’t.

We continue to have one of the leading litigation practices in the country — firmly anchored by our San Francisco-based litigators, which include several of the nation’s foremost practitioners. Our trial lawyers regularly bring cases to trial, representing clients in complex commercial litigation of all types.

With a top-tier recommendation in patent licensing and transactional law, and five additional practice area recommendations, our San Francisco-based team stands out for IP in the 2015 Legal 500 US. Our practitioners also include leading corporate lawyers who advise some of the world’s most dynamic private and public companies.