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James J. Brosnahan

Senior Of Counsel | San Francisco


Obtained the release of a man wrongly convicted of arson and murder seventeen years ago.

January 2013 - Obtained a $32M decision for the Marin General Hospital against Sutter Health.

Successful defense of a former chairman of the board and technology company charged with securities civil fraud allegations after a 6 week jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Achieved a complete defense verdict with jury out 3 hours.

Successful defense of Laotian American charged with the attempted overthrow of the Laotian government.

Dismissal of all charges against Patricia Dunn, former chairperson of the board of Hewlett Packard Corporation.

Successful defense of the Altera Corporation in a patent case involving reprogrammable computer chips. Federal District Court, San Jose.

Successfully defended a highly respected innovative product manufacturer in the first breast implant product liability jury trial in California. The plaintiff's science was excluded on motion and a non-suit was granted at the end of plaintiff's opening statement.

Lead counsel and chief negotiator in defense of the El Paso Corporation in all of its California litigation during the energy crisis.

Associate member of Office of Independent Counsel: Iran-Contra. Lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Caspar Weinberger.

Successfully defended the City of Oakland and County of Alameda in the Oakland Raiders litigation and lead defense counsel for the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum and an individual defendant in a five-month jury trial.

Recognized in Litigation: Securities

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Recognized in Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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