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Arturo J. González

Partner | San Francisco

Arturo is the perfect advocate; he lives and breathes the case and is basically a juror-whisperer.
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Won a favorable settlement after four days of jury trial. Defeated motion for preliminary injunction that sought to bar Uber’s autonomous vehicle program.

Represented VMware in its successful defense against a $110 million claim from Phoenix Technologies alleging that VMware infringed copyrights by breaching a licensing agreement for Phoenix's "BIOS" software in VMware's server virtualization products. The team prevailed on all counts in the trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, when the jury handed down a unanimous verdict just a few hours after the close of the two-week-long trial.

Won a defense verdict for Kaiser in a $125 million misappropriation and breach of contract brought case brought by a medical imaging software company.

Won a $36.3 million verdict in a trial involving medical robotics. Jury found that defendant willfully misappropriated trade secrets and breached two contracts.

Won a defense verdict for LAX in a breach of contract action by a contractor claiming millions of dollars in lost profits resulting from the cancelled sale of fire trucks to three of the busiest U.S. airports: Atlanta and San Francisco settled, and our client LAX paid nothing.

Won a $10.8 million verdict in a trial involving computer resellers. Jury found that defendants violated their duty of care to their former employer and willfully misappropriated trade secrets. The jury also found that the new employer aided those acts and awarded punitive damages against plaintiff’s former manager, the new employer, and three of its officers.

Won a $1 billion dispute in a trade secrets case alleging stolen source code. The trial court bifurcated statute of limitations, and made a legal ruling adverse to Cypress. The Court of Appeal stayed the trial and reversed. The trial court then dismissed the case on a reconsideration of summary judgment, finding that Cypress never acquired the allegedly stolen source code.

Secured the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Guidiville Rancheria of California and Upstream Point Molate alleging breach of contract and other claims after the City of Richmond declined to proceed with a casino project for the former Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot because of environmental concerns. After the deal fell through, Upstream and the Guidiville Rancheria sued the city for more than $750 million in costs and lost profits.

Won a defense verdict in a case alleging fraud and breach of contract on behalf of an Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum director after a three-month jury trial.

Won a major victory in the Ninth Circuit in the case that will likely end up before the Supreme Court. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order denying qualified immunity to a border patrol agent who, while standing on American soil, shot and killed our client’s teenage son who was in Mexican. If upheld, our client would be the first person to proceed to trial in a case where the border patrol killed a foreign citizen on foreign soil.

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Legal 500 US (2024)