Keker & Van Nest

Practice/Organization Description

For more than thirty years, we have tried and litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation, obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We take the tough cases, the make or break cases where companies, products, careers are riding on the result. It’s in the nature of tough cases to end up in court where our expertise and deep bench of trial lawyers shines. Indeed, we have found our eagerness to try cases often helps them settle.

Our clients are individuals, as well as some of the most successful companies in the world, including Electronic Arts Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; HTC; Intel Corp.; Medtronic, Inc., McKesson Corporation; and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Our areas of expertise include intellectual property (representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters), professional liability (representing major law firms and accounting firms), class actions (including RICO, antitrust, consumer, false advertising, unfair business practices and securities cases), general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust, white collar, and appellate.

In 2005, The American Lawyer named Keker & Van Nest the Litigation Boutique of the Year, singling out the firm for success in high-stakes litigation. "Keker & Van Nest lawyers handle cases of national importance. Not only do they win consistently, they do so while working in an environment that is a model for the legal industry in the areas of diversity and pro bono." Our firm and our partners regularly receive top-tier recognition from Chambers & Partners, and in 2010 the Daily Journal named three of our partners as the Top 100 Litigators in California.

Honors and Awards

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633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

Contact: Barbara Abulafia

  • (415) 391-5400

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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