Keker & Van Nest

633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

Contact: Barbara Abulafia

  • (415) 391-5400

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

You finally figured out the product. You hired the right guys. You released your beta version to 10,000 users and the response has been off the charts. You’re about to close your third round of funding with a valuation you…more

Entrepreneurs, Litigation Strategies, Non-Practicing Entities, Patents, Startups

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Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a class…more

ACLU, Class Action, Immigrants, Immigration Detention Centers, Preliminary Injunctions

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White Collar Crime and Securities Enforcement: 2014 in Review

Results yielded in 2014 were mixed for the Department of Justice in the white collar arena. The government suffered a large setback in its crackdown on insider trading when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit…more

Appeals, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, FCPA, Financial Institutions

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Justice System for White-Collar Defendants is Flawed Top to Bottom

I am not an expert by any means, but I was a prosecutor for four years, serving as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, and I have spent the rest of my 32-year career as a white-collar criminal defense and…more

Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Justice System

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Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933: Unanswered Questions

In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has increasingly relied on Section 17(a) of the 1933 Securities Act. Indeed, many of the cases the SEC has brought in the wake of the recent financial crisis have been…more

Rule 10b-5, SEC, Section 17(a), Securities Act of 1933

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Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions

Businesses are increasingly facing class action lawsuits alleging they have violated someone’s privacy, including under state or U.S. laws. Most states have privacy statutes, including California with its Invasion of Privacy Act…more

Affirmative Defenses, CIPA, Class Action, ECPA, Electronic Communications

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3 E-discovery Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are supposed to be “construed and administered to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” Yet, as anyone who has ever been tasked with handling…more

Complex Litigation, Discovery, Electronically Stored Information, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

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White Collar Crime and Securities Enforcement: 2014 in Review

Results yielded in 2014 were mixed for the Department of Justice in the white collar arena. The government suffered a large setback in its crackdown on insider trading when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit…more

Appeals, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, FCPA, Financial Institutions

See All Updates »

White Collar Crime and Securities Enforcement: 2014 in Review

Results yielded in 2014 were mixed for the Department of Justice in the white collar arena. The government suffered a large setback in its crackdown on insider trading when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit…more

Appeals, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, FCPA, Financial Institutions

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3D Printing's Main Legal Battles Will Be Over Intellectual Property [A Legal Perspective]

According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating…more

3-D Printing Technology, Copyright, DMCA, FDA, Firearms

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Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions

Businesses are increasingly facing class action lawsuits alleging they have violated someone’s privacy, including under state or U.S. laws. Most states have privacy statutes, including California with its Invasion of Privacy Act…more

Affirmative Defenses, CIPA, Class Action, ECPA, Electronic Communications

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Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a class…more

ACLU, Class Action, Immigrants, Immigration Detention Centers, Preliminary Injunctions

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Staging a Multi-front Patent War

Although the United States may still occupy a leading position when companies are deciding where to enforce their patent rights worldwide, patentees who hold patent rights in multiple countries have started opening up different…more

EU, Multinationals, Patents

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Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933: Unanswered Questions

In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has increasingly relied on Section 17(a) of the 1933 Securities Act. Indeed, many of the cases the SEC has brought in the wake of the recent financial crisis have been…more

Rule 10b-5, SEC, Section 17(a), Securities Act of 1933

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Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a class…more

ACLU, Class Action, Immigrants, Immigration Detention Centers, Preliminary Injunctions

See All Updates »

Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a class…more

ACLU, Class Action, Immigrants, Immigration Detention Centers, Preliminary Injunctions

See All Updates »

3 E-discovery Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are supposed to be “construed and administered to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” Yet, as anyone who has ever been tasked with handling…more

Complex Litigation, Discovery, Electronically Stored Information, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

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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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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