Arturo González is a trial lawyer. He is Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice Group and past co-chair of our Litigation Department. He is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and an associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates. He specializes in high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation and trials. Judges have praised his trial skills, with one writing that his “trial advocacy skills were superior” and another describing his trial skills as “phenomenal.”
Mr. González is currently lead trial counsel for Uber in the high profile Waymo v. Uber litigation regarding the future of autonomous vehicles. He has successfully defended three trials where the plaintiffs sought more than $1 billion in damages, including a trade secrets case on behalf of Cypress Semiconductor. In another, he represented a national bank in a class action trial. The bank prevailed on all claims but one and the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of the bank on that claim. His third billion-dollar victory was successfully representing a Director of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum sued for fraud by the Oakland Raiders.
Mr. González has also won four verdicts in excess of $10 million, including verdicts of $39.3 and $13.8 million in trade secrets cases, with the juries finding that the defendants willfully misappropriated trade secrets. In 2012, he obtained a $63 million verdict in a wrongful death trial, and in 2004, he obtained a $12.5 million verdict in a civil rights trial.
From 2010–2017, he was selected as one of the country’s top 30 trial lawyers by Legal 500 US, and Chambers USA has recommended Mr. González as a commercial litigator from 2010–2016. Mr. González was honored in The National Law Journal’s 2009 “Winning” Special Report, which recognizes 10 of the country’s top trial lawyers.
For seven years, he has been named by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 leading lawyers, and he has been recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America from 2008–2017. In 2008, Mr. González was listed among the “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal. In 2003, The American Lawyer named him one of the nation’s top 45 lawyers under the age of 45, and in 1995, he was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40.
Mr. González served as the 2010 President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Arturo González is recommended by Chambers USA 2016, Legal 500 US 2016, Best Lawyers In America 2008–2017, Benchmark Litigation 2010, and Super Lawyers 2009. The National Law Journal listed Mr. González among the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America (May 2008), as well as on its ‘Winning’ 2009 list. In 2012, the Daily Journal named Mr. González one of California’s Top 100 leading lawyers.
Arturo González Admitted to International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Arturo González Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Arturo González Recognized by Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2017 as a Leading Trial Lawyer
“[I]ncredibly impressive on his feet, great storyteller to the judge and jury, highly experienced,” and a “great leader.” (Legal 500 US)
A “dynamic individual” and “great advocate who quickly establishes a rapport with judges and juries.” (Chambers USA)
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